Anaïs is a woman in her fifties who works full time. She has provided about 10hrs of help to her mother for 10 years. Her mother is aging, has heart failure, and has a history of strokes. She lives in a semi-independent seniors home. She uses a walker in her apartment and when she walks in the hallways or outside.
|What could be created?
|1. Anaïs would like to have support in managing her mother’s finances.
|Anaïs is fully responsible for managing her mother’s finances.
|2. Anaïs would like to ensure the safety of her mother while she is bathing.
|Anaïs helps her mother while she is bathing. Her mother uses an electric bath seat that goes down into the tub and grab bars.
|3. Anaïs would like her mother to have access to recreational activities.
|Anaïs set up a gardening session in the residence.
|4. Anaïs would like to ensure her mother’s safety when transitioning from sitting to standing.
|Anaïs helps her mother when she is present. Her mother leans on her walker to get up. Her mother has a bracelet to call the residence in case of a fall.
|5. Anaïs would like to know the techniques to help people with physical disabilities to remain mobile.
|6. Anaïs would like to make her mother’s foot care easier and safer since she is afraid of hurting her when she does it.
|Anaïs takes care of cutting her mother’s nails with a regular nail clipper.
|7. Anaïs would like a mobility aid that is less cumbersome for her mother.
|Her mother has to use two mobility aids since the walker is too big to use in the apartment.
|8. Anaïs would like to see an improvement in the supply of medical services outside urban centers.
|Anaïs drives her mother to her appointments in other cities.
|9. Anaïs would like to have access to hygiene assistance services for her mother when she is unable to do so.
|The residence’s service is overloaded and her mother does not have a great enough loss of independence to receive public services.
|10. Anaïs would like to promote the safety and social connectedness of her mother.
|Her mother sometimes locks her door to prevent others from entering her room.