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Cernigoi G
Gaia, age 72, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Gaia's severe impairment of both vital and motor functions, the cognitive ones excluded, was caused by an acute cerebral vascular accident. This experience deals with the patient's home reintegration and home care, aimed to assure her a good quality of life within her family. It is extremely important searching for a solution together with Gaia's family, that will take care of her in the daily life. Besides, a solution must be found out shortly because of the forthcoming discharge of the patient. The global evaluation of the domestic environment, the provision of the early assistive devices and Gaia's family training are only the first step in her life reorganization process, that will be extended, checked and improved according to the future needs.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: February 2005
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
D'Amato C
Filomena, age 102, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) Filomena has exceeded the 102 years. After a working life (she has been collaborating domestic servant in a family of which he has known five generations) during which he does not have the accused never serious problems of health, widow and without sons, to the age 98 years old, he has left the house in which he had withdrawn itself from retired in order moving itself in in young of the family which had always worked. This work regards the put project of life to point for Filomena, from shared she, which considered in relation to expectable the progressive degradation of the motor functions in the biological process of ***senescenza and to manifesting themselves, in the time, also of cognitive deficits you. ***Sensibilizzata the family that had meant to have treatment of the old to the problems which meeting would have gone, has been necessary to adopt of the practical sagacities us on the ***sistemazione of the new habitat and to supply some essential assistive devices. The indicated assistive devices have been: the height-adjustable orthopedic bed to two hinges, the antidecubitus mattress to compressed air, the wheelchair to ***autospinta, then equipped with antidecubitus pillow, the chair to comfortable and, subsequently, the stool for the shower cabinet and the support in order to raise ***dal the bed
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: December 2005
Roggiani N
Emiliano, age 19, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
After a car accident, that caused a brain concussion and a spinal cord lesion, an evaluation of the most suitable aids for the seated posture was undertaken in order to maintain the patient's autonomy.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2003
Russolo F
Gabriella, 51 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with an outcome of cerebral aneurysm
Portale SIVA FondazioneDon Carlo Gnocchi
Gabriella is a woman of 50 years. In October 2007 she was stricken by a cerebral haemorrhage due to rupture of aneurysm. This event led to very serious motor and cognitive damages: Gabriella remains paretic in all 4 limbs, with significant psychomotor slowing, at first carried a PEG.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2011
Sanrocchi S
Francesco, 50 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with an outcome of stroke
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Francesco is aged 50 and in 2005 had a cerebral hemorrhage, that damaged both the motor abilities, resulting in hemiplegia, with aphasia and cognitive abilities, with aphasia, attention and body image disorders. This project aims to bring attention to the path that was made by Francesco, his family and all professionals who followed him. The hardest part of this work was the family’s acceptation of an unexpected situation, leading to a sudden new planning of life in general. Thanks to a close collaboration with the family and especially a strong motivation by Francesco, the solutions adopted granted a better quality of life for him. The main objectives of this project were the provision of aids and then the return home of Francesco, more and more the protagonist of his own choices.
Year of publication: 2007
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Cernigoi G
Si torna a casa: il caso di Gaia
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2003-2004
(text automatically translated from Italian) Gaia is a old woman, hit from an acute vascular event with serious impairment of not cognitive the vital and motor functions tu. In this thesis the organization will be dealt with of at domicile re-enters of Gaia and its finalized attendance to inside guarantee them one good quality of life of its family. ***E' be fundamental to search in every studied solution of the agreement points with the familiar ones that would have managed Gaia between them walls domestic servants. The structuring of the address, initially lacking in whichever assistive device, will have to be adapted to the requirements of Gaia and the familiar ones that will be taken care then of its attendance. Moreover every thing will have to be realized in limited times, given to the imminent passage ***dall' the hospital to the address without intermediate periods of hospital admission in other which protected structures. The supply of the first assistive devices and the training of the familiar ones that assist it to the use of the same ones, beyond to a total assesment of the environment, are alone the first passage of a life project that then will go widened, see again and corrected in relation to the necessities of the moment and the clinical passed one. Therefore the assistive devices thought indispensable for I re-enter at domicile will be the height-adjustable orthopedic bed to two hinges, the antidecubitus mattress to air, the exhaust fan and the pump for parenteral nutrition (supplied beginning right now ***dal the ***infermieristico service) and still the hoist electrical worker with fastening fixed to the wall. Moreover, in the times immediately succeeded you to I re-enter at domicile, will be necessary ***to procurare one postural wheelchair with adequate antidecubitus pillow.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2004
Roggiani N
Dalla ricerca di una corretta postura alla scoperta di una possibilità di autonomia: il caso di Emiliano
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2001
(text automatically translated from Italian) The work proposes the case of Emiliano, a boy 18 years old who the past year are remained victim of a street incident in which he has brought back an head injury and one medullary lesion to dorsal level, with consequent coma and paraplegia. When, after a long period of hospitalization in several centers, the boy is reached from we, posture adapted to the consequent muscle-skeletal limitations was believed must only face the study of one the trauma. In truth, this first step has opened the road to the possibility of the attainment of the independence in the movements in house, by means of one wheelchair at least which equipped with device ***monoguides. The overcoming of the architectural barriers inside of the house has become, therefore, necessary in order to render it completely accessible to Emiliano, and ***dalla the house towards the outside, in order to allow the social re-introduction in a which protected place designated ***dalla the ***A.S.L of belongings and, if possible, in the group of friends. The objectives of this project have been: the improvement of the posture in wheelchair, the decrease of the charitable load by the parents, and the social re-introduction
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
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