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Hello, my name is pipsqueak my sister has recently become disabled

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pipsqueak
pipsqueak Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I am not disabled, but am here as my sister has recently become disabled after having a cardiac arrest, heart attack and a severe stroke. I'm not sure where to go to help her, but I want to help her as much as I can.
I hope it's OK for me to join.

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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,949 Disability Gamechanger
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    So sorry to hear about your sister's emergencies @pipsqueak!! How very worrying for her (and you)! She's lucky to have you looking for ways to help her. 

    What kind of assistance does she need??
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    pipsqueak Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    So sorry to hear about your sister's emergencies @pipsqueak!! How very worrying for her (and you)! She's lucky to have you looking for ways to help her. 

    What kind of assistance does she need??
    Hello, she lives in a council flat on the second floor, she has asked the council for a wet room but they have said that they can't do that for her as the flat she has isn't suitable for her. The thing is she can't get into her bath as she has no mobility on her right side at the moment, but is gaving physio to improve that. She now has to go on the list to get a suitable place to live, but until then she won't be able to have a bath or wash properly. I don't know where to turn to get her help. 
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good afternoon @pipsqueak welcome to our great group.
    I am so sorry to hear about your sister, bless you sounds like your really at a loss as to what to expect.
    As it been very long ago since your sister had the stroke ? Not sure how it works nowdays but have you tried to get your sisters doctor involved to see if there is any help any one can give you on what your sister will need.
    Is your sister claiming any benifits yet ? 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @pipsqueak

    I'm so sorry about your sister's health. I would suggest applying for a needs assessment with social services, they'll be able to help with things like healthcare and equipment. 
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there

    Would she be able to use one if tye bath chairs that are battery operated and lift you in and out of the hath . I have one you only need ability to press the up and down button 

    They just fit in bath with suction pads 

    A ot should be able to supply one 
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