Maria lives with her daughter and grandson in a flat on the 3rd floor with no central heating and no lift in a rural area.
Her pension is little, and her family is having serious financial difficulties.
She has multiple chronic conditions and is prescribed many different medications.
How could you help Maria improve her lifestyle?
What is important to Maria?
- To cook
- To feel useful
- To knit
- To watch soap operas on TV
- To stay in her own home
- To feed the pigeons dry breadcrumbs in the park
What are the obstacles in her daily life?
- She has no interest in digital technology
- She feels isolated at home
- She is having trouble managing her hygiene and appearance
- She is having some difficulties adhering to treatment
Maria needs help with better adhering to her prescription and avoiding undesired adverse effects.
Want to know more? Go over to the modules Lifestyle and Therapy (HEALTHY 02) and Chronic Diseases!
Maria feels isolated. She needs help in managing her own health, but she rejects outside support.
Go to the modules Basic Information on Health and Well-being (HEALTHY 01) and Lifestyle and Therapy (HEALTHY 02)!
Maria does not go out as much as she would like to. Do you have any idea on why that has happened? What are the main barriers? What can be the main Head over to the module Mobility Outside (BUILT 07) to learn more about this topic!
Maria doesn’t have any neighbourhood friends and she misses being part of something and meeting new people. What can she do to help her stay connected? Go over to the modules Lifestyle and Therapy (HEALTHY 02) and Mobility Outside (BUILT 07) and find out more about exercising, mobility and the importance of community life!
Maria needs to take better care of herself, when it comes to personal and house hygiene. Want to know more? Go over to the modules Basic Information on Health and Well-being (HEALTHY 01) and Mobility at Home (BUILT 06) and find out!
Maria has difficulties doing the groceries as well as cooking meals (that are healthy and well-balanced) for her family by herself, and her family’s financial struggles make it harder to improve this situation.
Go to the module Lifestyle and Therapy (HEALTHY 02) and see how she can improve this situation!
Maria doesn’t like technology and has very low digital literacy levels. It would be helpful to have someone teaching her some of the basics. How about learning them and offer her your support? Are you in? Go to the modules Making and Receiving Calls with a Smartphone (SMART 02) and How to Communicate by Text with a Smartphone!
Maria is less able to manage her household (for example, cleaning, groceries). A food provision service for Maria and her family would be helpful especially when unexpected events occur. If you’d like to help her, go check the modules Mobility at Home (BUILT 06) and Age-friendly Shops to discover more about these topics!
Maria does not go out as much as she would like to. Do you have an idea on why that has happened? What are the main barriers? Head over to the modules Mobility Outside (BUILT 07) and Basic Information on Health and Well-being (HEALTHY 01) and learn more about this topic!
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