RCOT OT Week 2019

Small Change, Big Impact : John's Story

by Lindsay Tarasconi

John (not his real name) suffered a stroke and was struggling at home with very limited financial resources to adapt to his new challenges.

the Challenge

Since suffering a stroke, John was sleeping on a mattress on the floor at home and was finding it difficult to get up from the floor and also struggling to get up from his low sofa. In fact, on further investigation it was clear that John wasn't safe in this situation. 

the Change

As John's Occupational Therapist it was clear to me John really wasn't safe making transfers from his sofa or his bed. His financial situation was such that John couldn't afford to buy a new sofa or bed frame. After a little research I found potential funding through the 'Life after Stroke' grant scheme. I helped John complete an application which was approved and provided £300 to support the purchase of new furniture. 

the Difference

And there was a big impact!

John was now in a position where he was able to safely sleep in a bed again and sit comfortably at home during the day. Job done!


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Lindsay Tarasconi

BSc Occupational Therapy

An enthusiastic, self motivated and diligent professional specialising in Stroke and Neurorehabilitation. Lindsay graduated with a first class honours in Occupational Therapy and thrives on new challenges.

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