Age UK Integrated Care: Mr F's Story

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Mr F lives alone with a dog.  He has diabetes and used to get very breathless at times, which caused him to be anxious.  Mr F had a stroke a recently leaving a lot of pain in his right arm. He was highly dependent on support and relied on carers for most daily tasks, having four visits a week.  He was in regular contact with the GP and District Nurse and had support from the community mental health team to help manage his anxiety.

How we helped

Over a period of weeks, we helped Mr F to build his confidence and increase his social activities.

We arranged for him to have telehealth support to help manage his diabetes and have a functional assessment with an exercise buddy to help him improve his balance and stability, initially doing exercises at home.

Three months later...

With the help of an exercise buddy, Mr F now attends a balance and stability class.

Mr F went on an excursion that we organised and now attends a regular social group.  His confidence has grown and he recently hosted a social event at home.

Eight months later...

Mr F took the initiative in reducing his own social care package from four visits a week to two.  He has less contact with the community mental health team as he is learning to self-manage.

Population groups: 
Older people
People with long term conditions
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Age UK Integrated Care Team