We support a number of people who live independently and receive targeted support in particular areas of their life.
Alan (not his real name) came into Gable Healthcare Services after suffering a severe head injury as a result of a road traffic accident.
During Alan's initial referral to our services he experienced difficulty with continence at night. He had lost many basic skills with self-care and this had resulted in a debilitating loss of confidence. His ability to self-motivate was severely impaired and required constant support and encouragement. Currently we are attended to his physical needs. As he lost the use of his body, we are maintaining his dignity with gentle humour and the greatest compassion.
Mr J lives on his own in a maisonette. He is suffering from short-term memory loss and mild confusion, however whilst he can he wishes to remain in his own home.
There were several reports that Mr J would misplace things and forgetting to take his prescribed medication. As such, concerns were expressed for Mr J’s safety at night. His family live fairly locally and see their father as often as possible, but due to family commitment were unable to visit him all the time. It was therefore decided that Mr J needed someone to visit him in the morning, afternoon and late evening to ensure he takes his medication and the doors and windows were secure for his safety.