Read Anne’s story about her parents moving from a large house more than 150 miles from her, to local sheltered housing.
Read Jenny’s story about finding the right care homes for her parents, the things to ask when you’re looking around and what to look out for.
Choosing a care home for a loved one is never an easy decision, read Pam’s story about how she went about finding the right place for her mother.
Sharing a home
John and his wife have moved his mother-in-law into their home to be able to care for her as she got older – read their story.
More real-life stories
Find more real-life stories related to different stages of caring
How to make a shortlist of suitable care homes, and uncover key information to ensure your needs are met.
The pros and cons of downsizing to a smaller home, or to sheltered accommodation or a retirement village.
How do you choose suitable sheltered housing, and what facilities do they offer? Our guide explains your options.