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    Ideas for short trips out pls

    Hello all

    My father has difficulties in his wheelchair for long periods of time and has to use urine bottles - he has been on the list re assessment for other options for months.

    Iím worried my dad is losing touch with people and becoming reclusive as he never goes out. He doesnít like going out around people who arenít ill as he feels paranoid but then finds places like hospices depressing.

    Any ideas for nice places in or around Greater Manchester that I could take him to to give hima. Break without it being overwhelming for him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicky86 View Post
    Hello all


    My father has difficulties in his wheelchair for long periods of time and has to use urine bottles - he has been on the list re assessment for other options for months.

    Iím worried my dad is losing touch with people and becoming reclusive as he never goes out. He doesnít like going out around people who arenít ill as he feels paranoid but then finds places like hospices depressing.

    Any ideas for nice places in or around Greater Manchester that I could take him to to give hima. Break without it being overwhelming for him?
    Hi Vicky86,

    Do you know the sorts of places he likes to go? In the meantime, how about:
    The Imperial War Museum
    Avro Heritage museum (aircraft)
    Dunham Massey
    The Manchester area MNDA group
    Dina


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    Thanks Dina, all good ideas!

    The problem is that since being diagnosed and even before with the disabilities he was experiencing my dad has completely lost his confidence. Hel stay in and find any excuse to not come out when I plan things for us. I completely understand how hard it is for him as I struggle with it myself but I know it will make him feel better to go out.

    I donít really know what he likes anymore as feel heís lost himself want to help him get this back and not let mnd win I guess 💪🏻

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicky86 View Post
    Thanks Dina, all good ideas!

    The problem is that since being diagnosed and even before with the disabilities he was experiencing my dad has completely lost his confidence. Hel stay in and find any excuse to not come out when I plan things for us. I completely understand how hard it is for him as I struggle with it myself but I know it will make him feel better to go out.

    I donít really know what he likes anymore as feel heís lost himself want to help him get this back and not let mnd win I guess 💪🏻
    Hi Vicky,

    I meant to include MOSI - the Museum of Science and Industry, and Bolton Steam Museum.
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    Hi Vicky,

    As an alternative to urine bottles your dad could use a sheath. I know a few people who find them useful.

    https://www.ageukincontinence.co.uk/...eter-24mm.html

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    Hi. Vicky

    What about starting with a walk around a local park, shops, visiting cafe or pub for lunch or attending a local Mnd group. These are things we do often. Steve wears a convene when he is out. It is a sheath attached to a bag on his leg.

    Sue

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    Hi vicky,

    I think that Sue's idea of starting with smaller trips is good.

    Like her Steve,, I also wear a convene when I have long car trips and they were supplied by the convene nurse, it requires reasonable finger movement to put them on or someone else. So it might not be for you.

    If the wheelchair is not comfortable then contact the wheelchair services for different cushions or a more suitable wheelchair.

    Great places Dina, I wish I was closer but I have been to some years ago.

    Love Terry
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    It will only remain so if new people post and keep us updated on things that work or don't work and tips.

    Please post on old threads that are of use so that others see them and feel free to start new subjects and threads.

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    Thanks Barry this is what we are waiting for him to be assessed for - is it possibly something he could just try anyway beforehand do you think? As it is taking so long

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    Thanks Sue I like these ideas. Not sure I could get my dad to go for drinks or food though as heís v self conscious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicky86 View Post
    Thanks Barry this is what we are waiting for him to be assessed for - is it possibly something he could just try anyway beforehand do you think? As it is taking so long
    Vicky, I don’t believe an assessment is required to use a convene as they can be purchased in a pharmacy or on the internet.

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