Anne has been alone in the family home for a little over a year as Bill, Anne's husband, passed away recently. Bill had fallen at home, but prior to this Bill had been a keen DIY fan and had always done the maintenance and upkeep of the house and gardens. Unfortunately, Bill's fall led to complications, and he passed away in hospital, 3 months after his accident.
Now, Anne is having a little difficulty with items like stairs, and has moved her bedroom to the ground floor and feels the gardens are now becoming more a chore, rather than a joy. Her daughter Lucy and her husband are able to visit occasionally, with the grandchildren but it’s a long drive and Anne doesn’t want to make a fuss. She realises that the home of over 30 years, may no longer suit her requirements and Lucy wants her to move much closer to the family.
Anne has no other relatives and wants to still keep active and make some new friends, as well as be much closer to Lucy and the family. She has decided to look at selling the family home
to release funds and is looking at care, where she can still be independent, but has support and company when needed.
Lucy remembered seeing an advert in a magazine for an organisation called time4care
. Lucy contacted time4care for a free, no-obligation chat and they were able to assist Anne with care advice
. They also contacted a provider to assist with choosing the right type of care.
Anne is now much more comfortable in her new apartment, and is enjoying having friends around her with shared interests; she is only a few minutes away from Lucy and gets to spend much more time with her grandchildren.