Weʼve raised £130 to Help my nan change her house into a mobility house, to suit her needs since losing the ability to walk.
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
- Time left
- Funded on Sunday, 12th November 2017
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About 2 years ago, my nan had a fall, as she fell her leg twisted under her and caused her knee to crumble. Ever since then she has lived in a mixture of hospitals, care homes and rehabilitation centres. During this time she has had numerous operations, and even had to have her knee taken out and concrete put in to kill a nasty infection. She also went through a period of time with no knee at all.
Throughout this time she has not been able to walk and has been relying on carers to move her from bed to chair etc with a hoist.
She underwent a final operation where they inserted a new knee, this went very well and with the help of the physiotherapist was able to walk a little in the hospital. The doctor referred her to a rehabilitation centre for further physiotherapy.
Unfortunately when there she did not receive the rehabilitation she needed and is now having to rely completely on carers to help with all mobility needs. They are refusing to help her anymore and are trying to send her home.
Her home is unsuitable for her to be in. She will need wheelchair access to the front and back of the property along with lowered kitchen surfaces so she will be able to make her own food as carers will only come in and spend a small amount of time ob food preparation, and caring for her. There is numerous amount of equipment she will need in order to be at home, including a hoist and electric wheelchair, also the space to move around.
They have told my nan she is not entitled to any more care or physiotherapy, and if she wants anymore she will have to pay for her own care package.
She needs this money to make her home into a livable one for her, or she will be reduced to lying in bed all day having to wear pads and looking at the same four walls. We are grateful to anyone that helps.
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