On 17 December 2013, Dries, formerly from a home in Bultfontein, moved in with us. He was admitted with diabetes, right hemiplegia due to a stroke and his speech was impaired. He was also permanently using incontinence products. He was very depressed and totally dependent on the care staff.
Today 8 September 2014, he walks on his own and gets dressed only supervised by *Steven, the caregiver. He uses only one incontinence product per night and none during the day. He does stretch exercises with his right side. No signs of depression are observed. He has been singing and started counting again.
He went to visit his family and his stepdaughter said she could not believe Dries did not call for help even once during the night. He used the urine bottle independently and dressed himself. His diabetes has completely stabilized.
*Steven worked as the gardener before he expressed an interest in caring. He received training and now is a caregiver at Huis Moria.
Editor: GROWTH? Definitely for both Dries and Steven! Thank you Edith (Manager) and the Huis Moria team.