John works full-time and cares for his mum, Joyce, who is 85 and lives alone and has Diabetes. Joyce is due to have her right leg amputated below the knee because of complications with her Diabetes. Joyce also has Macular Degeneration which means she is virtually blind in one eye.
Joyce manages quite well at home on her own as she is very familiar with her surroundings, having lived there for over 40 years.
Care workers visit Joyce twice a day to help her with personal care. Her home has just been adapted so that it’s suitable for her disabilities and can accommodate her wheelchair and commode.
John visits up to three times a week, to help Joyce with shopping and odd jobs around the house. John is a carer.