"The care workers involve me in everything so I don’t feel as though I’ve lost my dignity—I can’t praise them highly enough. "Susan
I’m called Susan. I’m 82 years old and I live alone in a flat in Brent. I’ve had a bit of a rough time lately, with a troublesome fracture of my left femur, which has meant I’ve had to have several operations. When I was discharged from hospital, I found it almost impossible to look after myself because I couldn’t move about properly.
How did MiHomecare help me?
The care workers from MiHomecare set up a schedule for what they call ‘reablement support,’ which means me getting back on my feet, and back to my daily routines as soon as possible. I hate to be stuck indoors all the time.
After assessing me, the carers came in every day. I was using a commode because I wasn’t sure if I could make it on time to the bathroom. I felt terrible about that because you feel like you’ve gone back in life. You’ve been so independent and then you need a carer to come and empty a commode—but I think that they do this as part of their job, no moaning, it is wonderful and they are all lovely. Now, they help me wash, dress and make breakfast.
What difference has it made in my life?
After only two weeks of MiHomecare service, my mobility has really improved, so I’m confident I can get to the toilet and have stopped using the commode. The care workers involve me in everything so I don’t feel as though I’ve lost my dignity—I can’t praise them highly enough. I’m determined to regain my independence very soon, and I’m sure I will, thanks to the support I’m given.