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Baroni K
Marisa, 76 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with an outcome of cerebral ischemia
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Marisa is 76 years old, she is retired, widow and lived alone before the disease. After an ischemic brain injury affecting the right middle cerebral artery area, she has an emisyndrome with an important impairment of the left upper limb. Son and grandchildren do not understand her need of autonomy as they are willing to take the full burden of care , thus not letting Marisa return to her beloved house on the hills where she would like to live alone. Despite this situation, Marisa decided to recover her independence, demonstrating she can live alone. Actually the solutions adopted were aimed at organising her living environment, personal care and daily life activities that require manual manipulations. In particular, replacement strategies have been adopted, as well as low-tech aids (ergonomic comb, nail file with fitted handle...). Moreover a partial adaptation of the house was carried out by changing the kitchen equipment (to create an environment as ergonomic as possible) and making minor changes to the bathroom. The project also aims to highlight how fundamental the psychological individual motivation is during rehabilitation.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Beltrami L
Nataly, age 56, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Comprehensive intervention to maintain the independence of a woman with severe progressive disability by means of assistive aids for mobility and seating, for the bathroom and for the interpersonal communication.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: April 2003
De Luca D
Robertina, age 38, motor disability: improving independence in the neighbourhood
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Roberta is 38 years old and she was affected by a meningoencephalomyelitis 7 years ago. She moves very slowly and she finds all her activities very tiring. She lives in a scarcely accessible flat on the third floor without lift, and she rarely goes out. In the years her conditions got worse: now she gets rapidly tired when she walks, climbs the stairs, washes heself and does the houseworks, so she has to reduce her free time activities. She would like to discover aids and solutions that help her going round the city and to the supermarket idependently, washing herself in the bathroom in an less tiring way and using the gas cooker and the sink. She has a manual wheelchair which she can't use in her small flat. She has a driving licence and a special car but she can't use it very much, because she doesn't know the roads. Analyzing her demands and considering the assistive devices she has got, a solution for her problems was found. The purpose of the project is to give Roberta a stronger autonomy, to exploit her residual abilities and to help her discovering new resources.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: February 2005
De Marchi C
Ermanno, 61 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person on hemodialysis
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Ermanno has been on hemodialysis for about 25 years and has experienced two kidney transplants. Although in the last ten years the motor situation has worsened, he never lost his nerve and he used several strategies in order to improve his functions and make the environment more likely to have social interaction. By now, Ermanno has been using the manual wheelchair for three years. The adaptation of his house particularly enhanced the use of the bathroom. Outdoor spaces in the district have been partially modified to allow the passage of a wheelchair on the sidewalk after a request to the Local Authority. This project is aimed at further improving home accessibility and activities related to daily living (ADL). Moreover, in order to promote Ermanno’s need for autonomy when moving outside, we will proceed to the prescription of a power wheelchair. Currently, only part of this project has been realized, but the changes made so far have already led to an improvement of his quality of life and a lower burden of care.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2011
Dibenedetto M
Franco, age 16, motor disability: improving independence in mobility and communication
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Francesco is 16 years old and he is affected by Cerebral Palsy with severe vision problems, that had a great influence on his cognitive growth. He is a very lively and sociable boy. He has reached a moderate autonomy in walking. He attends a high school (first year) and a social and educational center. The project's purpose is to provide greater autonomy to Francesco. After a detailed analysis of assistive aids available a wise choice was made, taking into account the economic aspect.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: February 2005
Montrucchio L
Marco, age 53, motor disability: improving independence at home and in the neighbourhood
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Despite a progressive and severely disabling disease, the use of suitable aids enabled the patient to keep a good level of independence and to maintain his social relations.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2003
Sponza R
Matteo, age 55, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) Matteo is married, has a son 15 years old, is sport, loves the mountain, the long walks and the climbs. In the 2000 it comes to it diagnosed the Amyothrophic lateral sclerosis. ***Sin dal our first Matteo meeting has expressed the necessity of wanting to participate in first person on every thing that the cares, it wants to know all in the particular minimums also on the choice of the assistive devices. With Matteo and its family much sincere open has been established endured a dialog and, and of full collaboration. The first assistive devices of which Matteo it has had need have been sticks and springs of ***Codivilla; in according to time they have joined of the minimal modifications acclimatizes them (shackles to the walls of the bath, slide for the access to ***terrazzo) and the supply of one chair bathtub and a rise ***wc. With passing of the months, the motor deficits of Matteo are such to force it in wheelchair, and for the outputs it also comes supplied a stairclimber to crawler tracks. In 2004 Matteo by now passes great part of the day to bed: it comes before supplied therefore a bed electrical worker with a mattress in fiber silicon quarry and then to air, an hoist for the transfers and one personalized wheelchair, and on its explicit demand one comfortable chair. In January 2005, Matteo dies to house its assisted ***dalla the wife and ***dal the ***com'era son its will, having he refused the ***terapuetico fury and the hospital admission in hospital.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2016
Beltrami L
Nataly: a better quality of life, in spite of everything
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2001-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) In 1997 to Nataly, to the age 57 years old, Amyothrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS comes diagnosed one); the disease chases, to year-end Nataly is already not more in a position to communicating orally and in 1998 it more does not succeed to walk. Nataly is widow, the daughters is found ***catapultate in a truth much difficult one without warning to manage and they do not receive ***dalle the institutions that aid, those indications, those advices useful in order to face the situation. They come acquired a bed, a mattress, an antidecubitus sheepskin, a wheelchair, a reducer for WC… they come prescribed and authorized an hoist electrical worker (than the patient it does not have never intentional to use because it is felt “to suffocate”) and a stairclimber for being able to catch up the garden ***dall' the alive apartment where Nataly to the Association of Bologna. In May 2001 one of the daughters is addressed to our service for knowing if assistive devices exist in order to communicate (.***.ha felt something for television.) and from it begins a path that will at domicile carry to a rehabilitation program physiokinesitherapic and to the prescription and supply of assistive devices here (a communicator, one suitable wheelchair for Nataly, one turning chair for bathtub). And for Nataly it improves the quality of life. in spite of everything.
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Montrucchio L
E ora che sono rimasto solo?! Il caso di Marco
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2001
(text automatically translated from Italian) Marco 53 years, that suffers from multiple sclerosis ***dall' the age 32 years old, nearly moves exclusively in wheelchair having one nearly supplements absence of voluntary movements to the lower limbs. After the passing of the wife who helped it in the several activities the necessity of a greater freeing is increased in he ***dalla the dependancy; hour is alone and will have to be most possible independent. The activities of the daily life are taken an examination and some solutions are proposed in order to obtain the maximum degree of possible independence are within, are outside house. The objective will be that one to render Marco completely independent in the treatment and hygiene of the own person (with consequent adaptations to the bath), surer in the transfers (thanks to the installation of fixed points of support and to the use of a walker) and independent in the external mobility with the use of one scooter (for ***consentirgli catching up the bar and the church of the country). Thanks to the technology, Marco will be able to take advantage of to the maximum the own residual abilities, conquering a high level of independence with a minimal charitable aid.
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
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