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Scooter Grannyflat Extension using Garage Space

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Case Type Modification
Accomodation Setting Private-owned/purchasing
HACC Letters of Name claem
Date of Intervention 02/04/1995
Total time Involved in provision of Intervention 30 hours
Current Problems Independence, Safety
Expected Outcomes Independence, Safety


People

Person 1

Type
Care Recipient
Age
64
Informal Care Relationship
Not Applicable or Not Provided
Carer co-Habitation
Not Applicable or Not Provided
Sex
Female
Receipt of Formal Services
Home help
Living Arrangements
Lives with family
Government Pension/Benefit
Aged Pension
Primary Medical Diagnosis
Multiple sclerosis
Medical Prognosis
Degenerative
Height
1555
Weight
52
Limb Segment Length
In Proportion
Limb contractures
None
Spinal Curvature
Scoliosis

Particulars

  • Frail lady of slight build
  • Lower left leg weakest
  • Lower limb drag when ambulant
  • 2 falls in last month
  • Home care fortnightly (clean bathroom, bedroom and vacuum)

Impairment Details

ImpairmentDetail
Sensation (numbness, pain or tingling, chromic or recuring) Mild Problem
Mobility (imcomplete use of feet or legs) Moderate Problem
Vision (not corrected by glasses) Moderate Problem

 

Person 2

Type
Carer
Age
31
Informal Care Relationship
Daughter
Carer co-Habitation
Co-Resident carer
Sex
Female
Receipt of Formal Services
Education and/or training information and advocacy services
Living Arrangements
Lives with family
Government Pension/Benefit
Carer Payment (Pension)
Primary Medical Diagnosis
Not Applicable or Not Provided
Medical Prognosis
Unknown/Not Applicable
Height
Not Applicable or Not Provided
Weight
Not Applicable or Not Provided
Limb Segment Length
In Proportion
Limb contractures
None
Spinal Curvature
None

Particulars

The modification reduced carer anxiety, and provided a safer work environment with provision of more space to provide more formal care assistance as might be necessary in the future.


Functional Limitations

Diagram of the client's functional limitations
  • Inability to use lower extremities
  • Moderate loss of sight

Activity Details

Activities Impaired Food Preparation, Housekeeping, Laundry, Shopping, Stairs, Transportation
Equipment Provided/Avaliable Plastic Shower Chair
Activities Enabled Bathing (or showering), Bladder, Bowel, Dressing, Feeding, Grooming, Telephone, Toilet Use, Transfer
Particulars

The modification increased independence and safety. It enabled future bathing needs to be accommodated as condition deteriorates. It also reduced carer anxiety, and provided a safer work environment with adequate space to assist as necessary in future.


Home Details

Area of Residence New South Wales
Post Code 2175
Accomodation Setting Private-owned/purchasing
Particulars

Granny flat composed of single large bedroom with external bathroom and rear access connected to main homestead (brick single storey bungalow) by hall passageway. Sloping site.


Images

Bungalow
Bungalow

Plan Drawing
Plan Drawing


Spaces

Space 1

Link Type
Bathroom general
Width
1300
Length
3130
Shape
Rectangular
Wall Particulars
combination of double brick cavity wall partition and fibro walls with with tile finish.
Floor Particulars
Concrete slab with high gloss 20 mm floor tile.
Ceiling Particulars
compressed fibro false ceiling with cornice containing ceiling fan and lighting.
Intervention Particulars
Small external shower and toilet space originally designed to serve outdoor pool area
Services
Lighting, Electricity
Access Points
Hinged door
Access Point Description
Hollow core inward opening door with clear open width of 650 mm.

Space 2

Link Type
Bedroom
Width
Not Applicable or Not Provided
Length
Not Applicable or Not Provided
Shape
Rectangular
Wall Particulars
external walls brick veneer with plaster finish, internal walls partition type.
Floor Particulars
carpeted
Ceiling Particulars
compressed fibro with cornice, pendant lighting
Intervention Particulars
nternal access to the newly enlarged bathroom area has been made possible by moving the wardrobe to wall B and by removing the old air conditioning unit so a new doorway with a 800 mm wide cavity sliding door could be installed into wall D. The new doorway is wide enough to permit wheelchair access and the bathroom floor has been raised to permit level access from the bedroom.
Services
Lighting, Furniture, Electricity
Access Points
Sliding door
Access Point Description
Aluminium framed, glass sliding door .fixed to track with 750 mm clear opening width. New internal door to bathroom, the new doorway at 800 mm is wide enough to permit wheelchair access and the bathroom floor has been raised to permit level access from the bedroom.

Images

Photo
Photo

 

Space 3

Link Type
Parking
Width
2000
Length
3900
Shape
Rectangular
Wall Particulars
New plasterboard walls F & G. New 85 litre capacity HWS with thermostatic mixer valve installed adjacent to wall G.
Floor Particulars
Total floor area reduced due to increase in adjoining bathrrom size. Floor remains undressed level concrete slab, level with driveway and rear patio
Ceiling Particulars
Total ceiling area reduced due to increase in adjoining bathrrom size. Access to manhole not compromised.
Intervention Particulars
Bathroom wall has been pushed out to increase circulation space and hot water system has been replaced. This has resulted in a decrease in circulation space in the garage space and some furniture had to be removed to accomodate changes. However, garage is still large enough to accomodate 2-3 cars. Other modifiucations of note is that the false ceiling of the adjoining bathroom has been raised so it is now level with garage ceiling this also has the effect of a reduction in available storage space but as this space was not being utilised this is not of significance to the family.
Services
Lighting, Electricity
Access Points
Hinged door
Access Point Description
No change to inward opening hollow core door with 650 mm clear opening.

Images

Garage
Garage


Links

Link 1

Link Type
Stair
Width
Not Applicable or Not Provided
Length
Not Applicable or Not Provided
Shape
Square
Intervention Particulars
External access to bathroom and window bricked up.
Services
Rail
Access Points
Sliding door
Access Point Description
Aluminium framed sliding door to bedroom adjoins landing

Images

Photo
Photo


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