Jeremy is a 75-year-old retired man who lives with his wife in a semi-independent seniors home. His wife has severe rheumatoid arthritis. She has no movement in her wrists and has decreased mobility. She moves using a walker in the apartment and in a transport wheelchair pushed by Jeremy when going out of the apartment. He has provided about fifteen hours of help a week for 5 years.
|What could be created?
|1. Jeremy would like his wife’s transfers to be safe.
|Jeremy assists her during transfers. Previously, his wife used a lift chair, but it does not work anymore
|2. Jeremy would like to expand his knowledge about the nutritional needs of his wife and the benefits of different foods. He prepares all the meals for himself and his wife.
|3. Jeremy would like to make sure his wife’s travel is safe when she moves around with fresh laundry in her hands.
|4. Jeremy would like to be able to install technical aids (such as grab bars to the toilet) on his walls, but the beams are made of metal.
|Jeremy has installed alternative technical aids that do not need to be wall mounted.
|5. Jeremy would like to have better control over the water temperature for the bath.
|6. Jeremy would like access to a technical aid repair service.
|Jeremy called the manufacturers of his equipment but didn’t get the repair support he needed.
|7. Jeremy would like his wife to be able to take her medications by herself, which is currently impossible because the safety caps are too difficult for her to open.
|Jeremy takes care of giving his wife her daily medicine.
|8. Jeremy would like to have better access to public places. In particular, he finds it difficult to keep doors open while pushing the wheelchair.
|9. Jeremy would like qualified professionals to do the recommendation and follow-up session following the acquisition of assistive devices.
|10. Jeremy would like an improvement in home support services. In particular, he would like the worker who can’t provide care to be replaced.
|11. Jeremy would like to have the opportunity to take respite breaks.