Resident, Adam, takes a stand to raise funds for the NHS
22 June 2020
Adam, a resident at Exemplar Health Care’s Greenside Court home in Rotherham, is completing a personal challenge of 20 stands from a seating position to raise money for the NHS.
In his early 20’s, Adam had his drink spiked and spent 3 months in hospital in a coma, which resulted in him only being able to communicate by blinking. Eventually, he moved onto a rehabilitation ward and spent 9 months working on his mobility and communication. In 2017, Adam moved to our Greenside Court home, which specialises in supporting adults living with complex needs arising from neuro-disability, brain injury, stroke and mental ill-health.
With the support of the NHS and our in-house specialist team at Greenside Court, Adam now has full mobility in the right side of his body which means that he can control his electric wheelchair and use an assisted speech programme on his iPad to communicate. Over the next 6-12 months, Adam hopes to regain mobility in his left arm, and eventually would like to move into independent living.
Adam’s challenge for the NHS
To support the NHS during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Adam is taking on a challenge to achieve 20 stands from a seating position from the Sara Stedy Stand Aid. Adam is currently in training and the challenge will take place on Thursday 25 June 2020.
He says: “I want to raise money for the NHS who I personally have a lot to be thankful for and to thank them for everything they did for me.”
Lee Garner, Skills Development Facilitator at Greenside Court, says: “We’re proud of Adam for taking on this personally challenging task to raise funds for the NHS. It’s been an incredible journey watching Adam build his independence and develop his everyday living skills since moving to Greenside Court. We’re all dedicated to supporting Adam to achieve his goals over the next few years, and hope that we eventually make his dream of moving into independent living come true.”
Specialist nursing care and rehabilitation at Exemplar Health Care
At Exemplar Health Care, our community-based homes are equipped to provide specialist nursing care, enabling people to live close to their loved ones in a comfortable environment that’s built for recovery and rehabilitation.
Our approach to rehabilitation is truly person-centred – we work with people and their loved ones, across multi-disciplinary teams, to understand their needs and co-design a care plan to help them to achieve their goals.
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