A central factor for staying healthy for people living with the late effects of Polio (indeed many conditions) is a strong Sense of Coherence (SOC), comprising ‘comprehensibility’, ‘manageability’ and ‘meaningfulness’.

A cognitive element and the perception that the environment and daily events make sense.

Our Environment

AT HOME

In control of daily events and have trust in the resources and support systems in place.

TRANSPORT

Understand the options.
Driving licence
Owning a vehicle(s) all types
Public transport
Air Travel
International travel

RESOURCES & FINANCES

Access to financial resources and state entitlements

Our Body

ASSESSMENT & REHABILITATION PLAN

Medical care and back up
Effective referral system
Food diary
Falls diary
Exercise diary
Access to information

Polio-rehab

Our being – mental health, spirituality, relationships, happiness.

Member Polio

SOCIAL SUPPORT

Having our story heard and believed.

Gaining an understanding of ways trauma can effect mind, body and spirit and life in general regarding our (polio) experiences.

A component involving problem solving and personal resources.

Our Environment

AT HOME

Self-care,Domestic chores – Cleaning, cooking, gardening, tidying up, Shopping (by phone and internet). Assistance when needed. Living in the right place? Amenities are accessible. Good seating.

TRANSPORT

Have appropriate modes of transport available. Hand control cars, mobility scooter, wheelchairs etc.
Home made accessible ramps rails etc
Proper orthotics well maintained.
Enough level ground.

MANAGING FINANCES

Banking
Income
Expenditure

Our Body

NUTRITION & ENERGY

Exercise
Sleep
Pain and neuralgia
Fatigue
Braces and orthotics
Falls
Hydrotherapy Inflammation
Anaesthetics
Swallowing and breathing
Continence
Restless leg
Cramps
Cold and heat intolerance
Osteoporosis
Weight issues

Polio-rehab

Our being – mental health, spirituality, relationships, happiness.

Member Polio

SOCIAL SUPPORT

Social support
Good relationship with carers.
Getting help when needed.
Understand and accept change for the benefits it can bring.

An emotional element, giving motivation and the perception that challenges are worthy of investment.

Our Environment

AT HOME

Pleasant accessible environment that is welcoming and secure.
Proximity to family and friends.

TRANSPORT

Options reflect personality and needs.

HAVING ADEQUATE RESOURCES

Having adequate resources to meet ones needs.
Not be in debt.
Have ongoing financial security.
Savings for the unexpected.

Our Body

BECOMING FRIENDS WITH OUR BODY

Self acceptance, care and time.

Personal support to maintain a ‘generally satisfying’ rehabilitation plan and reach personal goals.

Polio-rehab

Our being – mental health, spirituality, relationships, happiness.

Member Polio

SOCIAL SUPPORT

Creativity
Loving relationships
Belonging
Sense of humour
Manage the effects of trauma