Highlighting the invisible: Frail, Homebound and Bedridden People

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Abstract

Imagine living in a never-ending COVID-19 lockdown, feeling alone and socially isolated, not because of the virus but because of mobility or health issues.

You can make a difference by sharing this video widely.

If you or your organisation are able to contribute to innovations that will change the lives of these people, please contact Alejandra.pinerodeplaza@flinders.edu.au

A lack of help and increasing dysfunction is the reality for many Australians. Even the most essential things become hard to access, basic medical care is beyond reach because their physical attendance is required. This is a real state for many people. This is the unseen reality that Frail, homebound, and bedridden people faces every day.

Being frail, homebound, and bedridden means being trapped and unable to leave home. But it doesn't have to be this way! Together, we can make a difference for these Australians.

They are just like anyone of us, our family, and our friends. Anyone can have a change in circumstances and so become frail, homebound, or bedridden.

They need social and health inclusion programs, care, love, and support, like the rest of us.

They do not want to stay trapped and unseen. Before their health issues, they were active members of the community, working as entrepreneurs, doctors, musicians, defence personnel, dancers, students and much more.

They need to be treated with dignity, respect and deserve inclusion opportunities adapted to their circumstances.

Bring light to frail, homebound and bedridden people by sharing this information. They deserve to be highlighted and included, like the rest of us.

To read more about their experiences, challenges, and their proposed solutions, visit facebook.com/AustralianFHBP/ or contact: Alejandra.pinerodeplaza@flinders.edu.au
Original languageEnglish
TypeScience Communication
Media of outputVideo
PublisherVimeo
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Inclusion
  • Co-created video
  • participatory action research
  • Health access
  • health promotion and disease prevention
  • Disabilities
  • Frailty
  • Homebound
  • Bedridden
  • public health
  • science communication
  • communication access
  • Technology
  • Telehealth
  • telecare
  • Virtual environment
  • Care
  • Allied Health
  • GP training

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