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Design 01 - Reablement (using Zones)
Design 01 - Reablement  (using Zones)
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Manchester, GB
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Cool Temperate

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Design 01 - Reablement (using Zones)

Project Type

Urban, Residential

Project Summary

Mrs F wanted to be able to return home after having the stroke, and her family agreed that would be best for her. This project used Permaculture ethics and the Zones to modify her home environment and set up the care needed.

Project Description

Mrs F was aged 89 and lived alone in a dormer bungalow. On Tue 09/09/14 she was seen to be on the floor of her bedroom unable to get up. The neighbours had to break in through 2 dead bolt locked doors to gain access for the ambulance service to take Mrs F to Wythenshawe Hospital.Social services were involved suggesting that Mrs F should go into a long-term care home that would have to be funded by the family as had been the case for her husband who only passed about a year before. This would have necessitated selling the family home to raise the capital. But Mrs F wanted to be able to return home after having the stroke, and her family agreed that would be best for her.Social services insisted the house to be checked and adapted before she comes home and to have an appropriate care package put in place.Mrs F already had mobility issues due to previous hip replacement and general arthritis (hands and knee joints) along with memory problems. Her situation from Sept’14 ongoing was being diagnosed by the hospital consultants and OTs. REABLEMENTSupporting older and disabled people through reablement can significantly improve their independence, giving them confidence to manage alone at home or with reduced support.Reablement is underpinned by a very different ethos to traditional home care, which normally involves doing things for an individual. In contrast, reablement involves care workers standing back and encouraging people to learn or re-learn skills they may have lost through illness or disability.Reablement can also be of great benefit to families of people using the service since it can reduce the amount of care they need to provide. Families should be treated as part of the whole care circle, playing an important role in sustaining the benefits of reablement as well as benefitting from it.


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