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Andrea, 45 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with Multiple Sclerosis
Portale SIVA FondazioneDon Carlo Gnocchi
Andrea is a man aged 47, who in 1991 was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis; in 1998 there was a worsening of clinical conditions that forced him to walk with the aid of Canadians crutches. He had to leave work (receiving pension for incapacity for work) and in 2005 he moved into an apartment with no architectural barriers. This project aims to highlight the path followed by both Andrea and the various actors involved to allow him to have an independent life at home, despite the progression of the disease. The hardest thing was, and still is, accompanying Andrea during the deterioration of functional capacity, trying to propose and implement strategies (aids and services) to enable him to have his own autonomy while maintaining a good quality of life.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
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
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
Lazzarich C
Emanuele, 10 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Emanuele is a child, aged 10, suffering from progressive muscular dystrophy type Duchenne. He lives with his mother, a physiotherapist, that until now has coordinated on her own all professional interventions (physicians, pediatric neurology, pulmonologist, cardiologist, orthopedic technicians, etc..), as a response to the needs of her son. Now Emanuele’s mother is no more able to manage the situation by herself, as it has turned more difficult. We intervened in order to try to support her, focusing on five major issues concerning the autonomy of her son: the power wheelchair, the renovation of the bathroom, the accessibility of the home garden, the environment control and accessibility to personal computer. For each topic a specific project was formulated, each identifying needs, objectives and expected results.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2016
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
Riosa E
I'll make a new start: il caso di Dragan
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
This is the story of Dragan, a 27 year old boy, paraplegic due to a motorcycle accident. This paper illustrates his path to autonomy, both physical and psychological.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
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