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Colantoni M F
Bruna, 60 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with mental retardation
Portale SIVA FondazioneDon Carlo Gnocchi
It was 1959 when Bruna, at that time only 10 years old, the eldest daughter of a family of humble origins, was admitted to a charity with a diagnosis of "severe oligophrenia." Bruna spent 30 years at the Institute. At the age of 55 a Herpes zoster appeared, which tended to become chronic and evolved in algoneurodistrofia of the left lower limb. The continuous and unbearable pain forced her in a short time on a wheelchair and to continuous hospital treatments and rehabilitation programs. This papers explains the reorganization plan of care to ensure a good quality of life for Bruna at the Institute. Research and implementation regarded both structural solutions (access ramps, bathroom adaptations, etc..) and aids provision(wheelchairs, orthopedic shoes).
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2011
Farina E
Fabrizio, age 31, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) Fabrizio is 31 years old, is paraplegic from four, is independent, works and to short tu will go alone to living… would want something more. It wishes in fact to put themselves to the test, to try again the taste of the competition of the physical exercise. This job introduces a experience of professional assessment supported from a relationship of esteem and mutual confidence, that progressive grip of conscience of new developed needs of personal independence around the proposed sport activities has then carried Fabrizio to one: the Monoski and the ***Handybike. To the aim to answer adequately to the demands that came to me placed it has been important to follow a methodological path that it has previewed, in succession, the examination of the residual activity, the analysis of the needs and the expectations, the location of the activities more ***consone, the definition of a path of performance of the project and I use of the assistive devices characterized, the verification at a distance of the activities and theirs fallen back on the quality of life by means of questionnaires which the ***Q.U.E.S.T and the P.I.A.D.S.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: December 2005
Opezzo P
Gina, age 71, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Because of a hemiplegia, caused by a cerebral ischemia, a reorganization of the domestic environment was effected both with building work and with the adoption of some assistive devices. All this allowed reintegration and recovery to the everyday life activities.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: June 2003
Rescigno L
Elena, 15 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with an outcome of severe head injury
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
This paper presents the story of a 15 years old girl that one day, apparently similar to another, going out of school has a car accident. The awakening after the four long, agonizing days in a coma reassures her family, but for Elena is just the beginning of a long journey full of changes and of situations in which it is hard to accept a reality and a body that she does not recognize as hers. The paper describes the progressive return of Elena to a life still to be lived and felt though the circumstances have changed. In particular, we focused on the solutions chosen for mobility (wheelchair with the seating system), for the return home (removal of architectural barriers at home), for personal autonomy and communication (alphabetical communicator and later communication software).
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Opezzo P
Progetto di sostegno al rientro al domicilio di un soggetto con emiplegia: il caso di Gina
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
(text automatically translated from Italian) I re-enter to the address, after a period of hospitalization for a pathology that has given to outcome to an important disability (the hemiplegia), is a moment many delicate for the patient and its relatives. Beyond to the problematic ones of psychological nature wired to the acceptance of the new condition, the patient finds itself to having to face problems in the within of the activities of daily life and many functional other asset. ***E' therefore necessary to take part with assistive devices, adaptations and solutions that allow the hemoplegic subject to inside reorganize the own life and the own spaces of the environment familiar (and social). In specific of Gina the introduction of some assistive devices it has allowed to catch up the independence in some ambles to you functional (as an example I use it of the hygienic services) and to reduce the charitable load in others (as an example makes the shower or to exceed the unevenness of the stairs). The considered activities have been the mobility inside of the apartment, assured ***dalla the deambulation with the assistive device of a tripod and peroneal ortheses and ***dalla the manual wheelchair, above all for the external mobility; the personal hygiene, with the introduction of simple assistive devices and minimums adaptations; the overcoming of the present architectural barriers in the building, the stairs, through the installation of one elevator platform
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
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