A lady living with her two children in a semi-detached council home had been struggling to use the stairs, bend down and walk easily in her home due to living with fibromyalgia. This changed significantly in the last couple of years and she now has a wheelchair.
Her Occupational Therapist had a look at the home environment and addressed the overcrowding and how things could be improved and noted how she had to crawl up and shuffle down the stairs. Using the kitchen and cooking for the family was a real challenge as she could not bend down to use the oven because of her condition and had limited workspace to safely prepare food. She also struggled to walk over the road and out to the car, needing a wheelchair to do both.