Evelyn is a 54 year-old woman, keen collector of Cornishware, a loving mother of three and wife of Russell for 32 years. The family live in the Barwon region of Victoria, one of the NDIS trial sites. Soon after Evelyn suffered a stroke in 2011, she was discharged into an aged care nursing home.
Advocacy by Russell resulted in Evelyn getting the opportunity to access an intensive period of inpatient rehabilitation on a trial basis. Evelyn made significant gains in rehabilitation and at the same time became a participant in the NDIS.
At Evelyn’s NDIS Planning meeting, Evelyn and Russell identified her major goal as returning to live at home with her family where Russell would provide full time care.
Evelyn’s NDIS Plan supports Evelyn to achieve her goal. It funds allied health therapists to train Evelyn’s carers to assist her to maximise community access, safety and independence. Evelyn’s NDIS Plan funded some home modifications, including the installation of ceiling hoists and for the bathroom to be made accessible. Russell purchased a modified vehicle and installed a ramp at the front door. Evelyn is enjoying life again and is continues to make gains.