Malcolm’s Story

Octogenarian Malcolm has Dementia and Parkinson’s disease. He lives with his wife at their daughter and son-in-law’s home. They moved in with their daughter because they needed help to cope with everyday living and she became their prime carer.

Unfortunately Malcolm has become immobile. He is unable to use the stairs and a stair lift would be very unsafe for him to use. A downstairs extension was approved by the Local Authority, providing access to a bathroom and bedroom but they needed help to install a shower.

Independence at Home was happy to make a grant of £500 towards a level access shower and this will greatly help Malcolm to retain some independence and dignity at home.