Bradford Views customer Anita Jambanis is loving life in her new villa. She is making great progress with her health and wellbeing and developing new life skills thanks to support from therapists Grace Chan and Morag Irvine.
Physiotherapist Grace has been working with Anita to improve her functional mobility, general muscle strength and fitness. Anita was very unwell few years ago and Mum Shirley saw her physical condition deteriorate after a few periods of hospitalisation. Grace has been working with Anita to improve her quality of life and reduce burden of care, by maintaining her ability to mobilise with her walker and to participate in standing transfers. According to Grace, “Anita is very motivated and puts a lot of effort into the exercises. She has made great improvements and can now ambulate for 30 metres with her walker before needing a rest compared to 10 metres when we first started. Her house residential care worker and Mum have both noticed it has been easier for Anita to transfer in and out of bed/on and off toilet as well as reposition herself in the wheelchair.”
Anita hasn’t stopped there and after a recent equipment review and a new comfy bed, she is off and racing with Occupational Therapist Morag to become more independent in her new home. “We are now working on increasing Anita’s cooking skills and we will be looking a recipes that use the herbs from the new raised garden beds at Bradford Views,” says Morag. “We are also planning for Anita to increase her independence with light household duties.”
Grace and Morag are thrilled with Anita’s progress and her new found confidence.