- What's it like? What is attendant care really like? People in your home . . .
- I wasn't expecting this It's a shock, the accident, all these people coming into our house
- Expectations- - - reality Constantly adjusting, changing and managing my expectations
- My house needs modification We needed a ramp, bathroom modifications . . .
- My home - - - a workplace The challenges of my home being a workplace
- My worker - - - a professional Relating with professional workers
- We are all working to achieve goals Working as a team to achieve goals
- We are still grieving I am still grieving and so are my family
- My worker needs training Typical training includes . . .
- Everyone is affected Everyone, family and friends are all affected.
- My cultural background is . . . There are cultural differences & workers need to be culturally competent
- I live in a rural area There are some unique benefits and challenges in rural areas
- My family is. . . My family is messy and complicated and that impacts on attendant care
- My service provider is. . . My service provider isn't working out
- My case manager. . . My case manager gets all the pieces to work together
My house needs modification
My House needs modification
Some people need to move from where they were living prior to the injury.
Many people returning home need modifications to their houses before they can go home.
Ramps, wider doorways, bathroom rails, wider decks are common. There needs to be more space for maneuverability. There needs to be more holds for support.
Getting modifications done can be disruptive.
Waiting for modifications to be completed can be frustrating.
The right modifications can make it possible for you to live at home.
Getting the right modifications involves professional assessments of your needs and the modifications that will be appropriate to meet your needs.
We can modify your house
My case worker found out I owned a house. She said “OK, well, what we can do is we can modify your house and you’d be able to live there”. Which is what they did.
What changes did they make?
Well, they made the kitchen accessible for me and the bathroom. And they put a deck out the back as well plus a ramp at the front door so I can get in and out on the wheelchair.