Organising home care
Read David’s story about arranging live-in care for his aunt, and how the family ensured she received the best support, particularly when carers changed.
Read Hall’s story about arranging home care for his mother, Doris, to allow her to remain living independently in her own home.
Frank O's story
Read Frank’s story about his mother-in-law, Gladys, who had falls in her home. They made adaptations to ensure her home was as safe as possible.
Independence in the home
Frank O's story
Read Frank's story about making changes to his mother’s home to ensure it was safe, after she returned home after a hospital stay.
Read Diane’s story about caring for her father, Jim, who has reduced mobility after a stroke and needed some help to stay independent at home.
Read Lynne’s story about installing a stair lift into her home after a hip and knee replacement.
Technology to keep you safe
Out & about
Read Graham’s story about his mum living with dementia and how they managed to get the best care to suit her needs.
Read Jenny’s story about her father, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, and how she searched for a care home that specialised in dementia care.
Medical problems & managing medication
Read Lesley’s story about her father, Richard, who become isolated and lonely after a stroke. Extra care housing was the perfect solution.
More real-life stories
Find more real-life stories related to different stages of caring
If you’re finding it difficult to manage, home care can provide the support you need to stay independent at home.
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