£500 Pledge for Specialist Bed

£500 Pledge for Specialist Bed

An application was received from the OT of a lady who has a mild learning disability following anoxic brain damage at birth.  She was diagnosed with epilepsy aged 6 and her seizures are frequent and unpredictable and are unable to be fully managed by medication.  Additionally the lady has arthritis and experiences pain in all her joints which has affected her mobility and transfers.  She lives in her own flat and is supported by care staff in her everyday tasks.  Her current bed is a standard hospital bed however this is not the most suitable for her  as it is unable to have bedrails fitted and is quite narrow making it difficult for care staff to roll her when necessary.  The application to ACT was for help to fund a wide hi-lo specialist bed which will provide a greater level of comfort and make life easier for her care staff.  ACT were pleased to be able to pledge £500.

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