"My experience after a fall"
About: Arran War Memorial Hospital Arran War Memorial Hospital Lamlash KA27 8LF Cooriedoon Care Home Cooriedoon Care Home Isle of Arran KA27 8QH Crosshouse Hospital Crosshouse Hospital Kilmarnock KA2 0BE Montrose House Montrose House Isle of Arran KA27 8HF North Ayrshire Council - Three Towns, North Coast and Arran North Ayrshire Council - Three Towns, North Coast and Arran Irvine KA12 8BD
Posted by Arran123 (as ),
I’ve used a lot of different services this year after I had a fall and broke my hip.
I had surgery in Crosshouse and shortly afterwards was transferred to Arran War Memorial. The care in both hospitals was fantastic.
I then spent a short time in Montrose house for respite. This was also fantastic. The care home is in new premises which makes a tremendous difference. It’s a modern place with high standards of cleanliness.
I then moved to Cooriedoon. I would like to say more about this service as I feel there are some areas for improvement. The food was very small portions and the quality was not good; I think it would be good to look into this. The staff were caring. I had also been told by my physiotherapist that I could walk with 1 stick but the care home wouldn’t allow this because they were scared I would fall and wanted me to use 2 sticks. I didn’t agree with this. I didn't think that it was what was best for me.
I am now managing well at home. I’m too nervous to use the shower in case I fall but everything else is fine. I have a support worker coming once a week to help with a few things and I’ve also started going to the day centre.