One of the situations we find ourselves in is our conditions, we become so involved in our own chronic conditions that we have to begin to understand the system we have to respond n, All this leads not only the condition we have, but what we need to live our life, that is why an occupational therapist is slipped into our lives. They act as a further friend who can keep us in our homes and help us lead a more full life, in a environment that we know well. our own homes .
If we use this service a positive and understanding relationship needs to be entered into.
as life in a chronic condition can be very expensive to the sufferer
Disability aids are expensive, we need possibly special bathrooms, stair lifts, down stairs toilets, adapted kitchens, the list goes on. Even aids to just sit and watch tv can be also expensive. How many of us require to bend too lift of the floor so grabs etc can be supplied
On some occasions vat can be refunded the list goes on.
Generally when we live a in a normal house it is a little buisiness, so when we are chronic disabled this buisiness becomes even more complicated and expensive When we go out in the car it has to be adapted, comfort is even more complicated again able bodied fail to realize that this has to be thought of. When we use public transport that in itself becomes an expedition, as do the shops we visit. This list and activities can go on and on.
When all, this is taken into consideration no wonder many disabled may look upon themselves as a professional patient.
All the best