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Case Studies

Case Study 1 stairlift


Mrs B has mobility problems. She was on a Social Services waiting list for assessment to adapt her property. 

Following assessment with Independence for Living we recommended that she required a stair lift to access her bedroom safely as she was struggling to negotiate the stairs and did not want to move home. Mrs B was then supported to liaise with and retain contractors to carry out the housing adaptations.

 

Case Study 2 level access shower


Blind Veterans Uk charity requested an assessment for Mr R as he was not eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant to adapt his home.

Following a home visit recommendations were made by Independence for Living to replace the bath with a level access shower which Blind Veterans UK were then able to fund. The whole process was completed within 3 months.

 

Case Study 3 Equipment to aid independence 


Mr M had an accident at work and lost function in his arm. His Case Manager required an urgent home assessment as their client was becoming depressed. 

The assessment was carried out by Independence for Living the following week and recommendations for equipment to aid daily living were made. This allowed Mr M to be independent with personal care and meal preparation so he would require less assistance from his family.

Case Study 4 Rehabilitation


Mrs S required on going rehabilitation following injury through NHS negligence. She was only offered 12 weeks therapy provided by the NHS. 

Her legal team released compensation to enable her to fund ongoing rehabilitation with Independence for Living to maintain her mobility and remain in her own home. 


Case Study 5 Paediatrics


Master S has autistic spectrum disorder. His parents were struggling to keep him safe at home. An assessment was carried out by Independence for Living and both advice on how to reduce risk and recommendations on adaptations to the home were provided.

Suggestions were also made to parents regarding referrals to other appropriate agencies to manage behaviour.


Case Study 6  Adaptation for hobbies


Following an industrial accident Mr L could no longer ride his bicycle. Independence for Living was able to make contact with appropriate services and support Mr L to have an adaptation to his bike. This allowed him to return to a hobby he enjoyed and cycle safely.

Case Study 7 Rehabilitation back into the community


Following a brain injury Mr L had intervention from Independence for Living's  Occupational Therapist for an intense period of rehabilitation to enable him to live independently in the community. This entailed a programme of self care activities progressing onto domestic activity such as shopping and meal preparation. Eventually suitable accommodation was found and the Occupational Therapist also supported social and community activities to enable a smooth transition to community living.