What support can a polio survivor expect from the Group
Every Polio Survivor is an individual and the solution for one person may not necessarily be the same as for another. The support offered to you from the office will look at;
Making sure that a Polio Survivor feels as well as she or he can
Trying to assess whether the Polio Survivor is getting proper care and medical attention
Making sure that a Polio Survivor walks as well as he or she can
Trying to prevent uneven wear on the body, the skeleton in particular and strain on the muscles. Someone with a good walk is less likely to fall, less likely to suffer a fracture.
Making sure that a Polio Survivor manages his or her mobility as best she or he can
Making sure that a Polio Survivor is supported in daily living
Health care starts with the Public Health Nurse. Anyone such as a Polio Survivor with long term health support needs should try to build a good working relationship with her or his Public Health Nurse.
Making sure that a Polio Survivor manages his or her needs and benefits as best she or he can
Knowing what is available