Case Studies

Sara’s Story

Sara’s Story

Tenacity and passion to improve quality of life…Sara's Story Sara had a stroke resulting in poor mobility which meant that she was unable to do many things she had previously been able to do.  Initially, Care Support had to provide a lot of support but, as part of...

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Helen’s Story

Helen’s Story

Tenacity and passion to improve quality of life…Helen's Story When we first started supporting Helen who has dementia, she would not eat – she refused food and spat it out or made herself sick.  The situation meant that her weight and lack of fluid intake were causing...

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Elsie’s Story

Elsie’s Story

End of Life Care…Elsie’s Story Elsie lived with her husband in extra care and was diagnosed with liver cancer. As Elsie’s health deteriorated, her husband could not cope with supporting Elsie alone and requested additional support from Social Services. Care Support...

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Robert’s Story

Robert’s Story

Attention to detail…Robert’s Story Robert is living with dementia and is often confused. The 86-year-old, who is supported by his niece, frequently forgets where his apartment is. To help with this, Care Support staff worked together with his niece to come up with a...

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Colin’s Story

Colin’s Story

Self-determination and Choice…Colin’s Story Colin is tetraplegic following a spinal injury. He has no family support and was referred to Care Support’s extended care facility. The 61-year-old often became suicidal and has made suicide attempts. Two years ago he put in...

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Maggie’s Story

Maggie’s Story

Attention to detail…Maggie’s story Maggie is a 75-year-old woman with learning difficulties who enjoys being active, and especially loves to go for walks. She lived with her mother until five years ago and is now supported by her brother who takes charge of her...

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