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.