Case Study: Mobility and frailty
Millie is 87 and lives in Surrey in her own home. She recently became unsteady on her feet and had several falls, one that caused a fractured vertebra and a long stay in hospital. The fall made her lose confidence, and she spent more time sitting in her chair and less time walking, and couldn’t safely walk up or down stairs on her own. Millie’s daughters worried that she was no longer coping alone and contacted The Good Care Group.
The Good Care Group conducted a comprehensive assessment of Millie’s situation and provided a team of two professional carers, thoughtfully matched to skills and capabilities, personality and shared interests. Millie has retained full control of her care – pleased that her carers don’t intrude or take over. Millie’s carers encourage her to take regular walks around the house and out into the garden. Having someone there improved Millie’s confidence and wellbeing which enabled her to enjoy days out once again.
Within weeks of our service starting, Millie was feeling less anxious and more confident in herself. The professional carers liaised with medical and healthcare professionals to ensure that Millie had the right equipment in her home to help her retain her independence. Millie showed a marked improvement in health and wellbeing, enjoying trips to the hairdresser, the theatre and the shops.
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