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l) Rob's story (10 mins)

Rob

Rob’s friend found him on the floor of his house and rang an ambulance. He was taken to Westmead Hospital ICU.  He had had a stroke. He has a brain injury. He was discharged to a nursing home and lived there for  2 years.  His house was modified.  He now lives at his home by himself, where he has been for just over 12 months.

  • Rob
  • Rhys, Rob’s community support worker
  • Vatsal, Rob’s community support worker

           

I love being home. It’s great. Just to be myself again. And it’s great being home. I can do what I want when I want. 

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.

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.

The carers make living at home possible: approximately 35 hours a week, usually 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the evening. Mornings are the carers come in, get me up out of bed for showering, dressing and then breakfast. And then whatever happens during the day from there. And in the evening the carers come at 7.30 approximately.

     Rob