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Baroni K
Marisa, 76 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with an outcome of cerebral ischemia
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Abstract: 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
De Lauso L
Alberto, age 72, motor disability: improving independence at home
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Abstract: Evaluation of suitable assistive devices for home reintegration with a good level of independence in daily activities and in social relations.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2003
De Luca D
Robertina, age 38, motor disability: improving independence in the neighbourhood
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Abstract: 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
Menezello T; Andrich R
Giuseppe, age 68, motor disability: improving independence at home
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Abstract: Adaptation of a small bathroom (180x165 cm) through building work on the house structure and choice of two assistive devices (a wheeled shower chair and a hoist) to maintain independence and make the assistance easier.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: April 2003
Rescigno L
Elena, 15 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with an outcome of severe head injury
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Abstract: 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
De Lauso L
Single ad ogni costo! Il caso di Alberto
Editorial data: Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
Abstract: (text automatically translated from Italian) Alberto, engineer 72 years old, lives on the second floor of one alone mansion without elevator. Retired from some years, he still maintains an activity of support to the preparation of young engineers and external collaboration with foreigner companies; he cultivates moreover cultural interests which classic music and exhibitions of art that carry it abroad also. As a result of the hip prosthesis operation arrives in the rehabilitative structure in reduced functional condition a lot. The rehabilitative participation is addressed to the restoration of the greater independence and possible emergency of the patient in the domestic within, in the activities of the daily life, in the deambulation, the transfers in external environment, the overcoming of architectural barriers, the interaction with the external world, in the transports
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
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