We have to thank Christies Care for capturing such wonderful positive improvements in function of the clients they support with 24 hour care at home. You can read their full evaluation here.
“Ever since I’ve been trialling ‘Care to Move’ with Doris, she’s been doing a lot more and there were lots of things I hadn’t thought of doing.
For example, Doris uses a Zimmer-frame and is blind, so I steer it round corners for her. This used to be really difficult, as Doris is very hunched and puts all of her weight onto the frame. Since Care to Move, I remind Doris to stand up straighter. This improves her posture and takes the weight off the frame so I can steer her more easily.
I definitely see an improvement in Doris’ mobility since starting Care to Move. For example, Doris usually used the commode in the living room which is only 2 or 3 steps from where she sits. I’ve been encouraging her to move more and now Doris is going upstairs to the bathroom.
I’ve noticed that Doris seems much stronger and I now make sure she does the sitting down movements, as well as the standing ones, which is having a good effect.”