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A smooth operation – how ‘that little bit of help’ makes a difference

A smooth operation – how ‘that little bit of help’ makes a difference

Sometimes the things we take for granted when we’re fit and well can pose problems and affect our quality of life when things aren’t going so smoothly.

Adjusting

Mrs Clark* was referred to our Stay Well at Home scheme on discharge from hospital.  She was recovering from a stroke and had to adjust to a loss of ability. Aged 83, she was living alone in her own property in Chessington.

Vulnerable

A home visit assessment from Stay Well highlighted that, amongst other issues, Mrs Clark couldn’t pull her curtains due to having lost the use of her right arm.  She had been going to bed at 6.00pm, afraid to stay in her sitting room with the curtains open after dark.  She felt vulnerable knowing that passers-by could see her and was very upset.

Help

Our Handyperson was able to service the track by dismantling the pull cord, rethreading the pulley and greasing the track.  He also reversed the door on the fridge so that Mrs Clark could use it more easily and fitted a handrail along the kitchen worktop to provide some stability when using the kitchen.

Mrs Clark was delighted and full of praise for the service.

*name has been changed

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