"They come for a chat with me and my wife to see how things are going"
About: East Ayrshire Community Hospital East Ayrshire Community Hospital Cumnock KA18 1EF East Ayrshire Council East Ayrshire Council Kilmarnock KA3 7BU Ellisland Day Care Ellisland Day Care Mauchline KA5 6EB
Posted by SA123 (as ),
I’ve had a lot of falls over the years. I had a bad fall a few months ago, I bumped my head and ended up in hospital. My wife normally looks after me at home but when I was discharged from hospital they arranged for social work to come out and visit.
I think someone comes out to visit at least once a week. They come for a chat with me and my wife. I think this is quite good. I like the company. I like seeing the different faces and being able to have a blether. The social worker and community nurse come out and chat about how everything is going. I think they were at my house for about 2 hours.
The social worker organised that I start going to the day centre once a week. I also go once a week to Cumnock hospital to the stroke group. Both places are fine, it’s good company. I enjoy going and I enjoy the lunches. The centres are very similar, you have a cup of tea, there are quizzes and you have lunch.
I’m still having lots of falls. I have a walking frame and I’m safe with it but when I use my stick I sometimes trip. The community nurse isn’t happy, everyone tells me not to use my stick but I don’t listen.