James Brown is a 75-year-old male who was admitted into the nursing home in January 2020.

Case Study One

James Brown is a 75-year-old male who was admitted into the nursing home in January 2020. Previous to this Mr. Brown was in St Vincent’s hospital following a stroke where he spent six months. Following the stroke, Mr. Brown now uses a rollator. He has no difficulties transferring himself and needs no assistance. He is partially paralyzed on the left side of his body, and sometimes his speech is a little slurred. Mr. Brown’s wife and son visited every few days. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Brown worked in Dublin Dockyards and had a keen interest in swimming, hill walking, and crossword puzzles.

Case Study Two

Alice Jones is 81 years old and was admitted to the residential home in 2019 from her home where she lived with her husband. Alice was diagnosed with dementia in 2016, she is forgetful and has a history of wandering and this increases her vulnerability. Unfortunately, Alice’s care needs could not be met at home due to her dementia. This cognitive decline also impacts on her physical and social ability as she requires support to maintain her daily activities of living. This includes personal care, nutrition, safety, mobility and guidance.

Case Study Three

Mary Walsh is 74 years of age, she is a widow of ten years, she has one daughter and one son, her son resides in Australia. Mary is currently residing in a nursing home and she has been diagnosed with dementia and is in the early stages. As an effect Mary suffers from short term memory loss. Mary also has restricted mobility as a result of a fall two years ago and suffered a fractured hip. Mary’s physical ability all though restricted is quite good. Mary uses a rollator for short to medium distance and a wheelchair for long distance or when going out, she has full mobility with her upper body and regularly attends physiotherapy.