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Matteo, age 55, motor disability: improving independence at home

Record number: 343
Last update: May 2016
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Author: Sponza R
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Year of publication: 2005
(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.
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