Mother caring for her 9½ year old son who has Global Development Delay, Hiptonia and Brittle Bone Disease. We were able to provide Mum with a break from her twenty four hour a day Caring role whilst at the same time providing her child with a rewarding experience by part funding the cost of sending him to a specially organised two week summer camp.
In this case a single lady provides care for her very elderly Mother. The Mother suffers from advanced Dementia together with a variety of health problems including severe Arthritis and being doubly incontinent. The daughter provides night and day cover for her Mum. We were approached by a carers' organisation with a request that we help this lady by providing an alternative carer for five nights, so that the daughter could get some occasional full nights sleep.
Divorced mother caring for her 7 year old daughter who has had both her hands and legs amputated as a result of meningitis (Meningococcal Septicaemia). The child obviously needs a high level of care. An added problem is that the young girl suffers from phantom limb pains which require regular treatment and medication. Unsurprisingly the mother was in desperate need of a break and we were delighted to be able to help so that she could have a number of short weekend breaks.
Wife caring for her husband who had a heart attack ten years ago which damaged his left ventricle. Sadly the gentleman’s health is also seriously affected by Diabetes, Kidney Failure, Anaemia and Gout. Together with the referring charity we were able to provide the wife with a week's break. Case referred to us by Bikur Cholim D’Satmar.
This couple are in many ways typical of the remarkable sort of people we help. The family includes two young boys both of whom suffer from Fragile X Syndrome and two daughters with learning difficulties. In addition, following the recent death of the wife’s Mother, they are now caring for her Father a man who is a Holocaust survivor having been in several Nazi Concentration Camps. This elderly gentleman now suffers from Parkinsons Disease and clinical depression. Unsurprisingly, this couple really need a break from the daily round of caring duties. We were pleased to be able to arrange for them to have a fortnight’s break to spend some time on their own.