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Click on the screen reader icon on the tool bar for more information and a link to download the programme on to your computer.
The LifeCurve™ app
(used as part of this service)
Carolyn is a carer with a local domicilliary care provider. She uses the LifeCurve™ app and the council's Staff Access website to help her clients.
Carolyn visits Marcin, who she helps with showering. They complete a LifeCurve™ and discuss his aims. Marcin says he would like to be able to wash himself.
Carolyn shows Marcin the exercises on the LifeCurve™ that will help him become more independent. She checks his exercise progress every time she visits him.
Carolyn checks Marcin's LifeCurve™ after 6 weeks and sees that he is now able to shower himself independently. His care hours are reduced. Beccy, his new carer, uses the Staff Access Website to review Marcin's LifeCurve™ and assessments.
Marcin started to have trouble getting up from the toilet. Beccy retakes the LifeCurve™ with him, followed by an assessment, and they order a raised toilet seat. This is delivered the next day, enabling Marcin to continue using the toilet independently.