The lovely Florrie was 98 when she was referred to Nayland Care in 2018 following a stay in hospital with Pneumonia.
Florrie’s story makes for a compassionate home care case study. Up until being in hospital, Florrie had lived a very active, independent life at home and had only just stopped driving. In Florrie’s words, this was “because I needed a new car and it would outlive me and so I won’t bother”.
On Florrie’s discharge from the hospital, it was agreed that she would move in with her daughter as she was very weak and frail. At the time of the assessment, Florrie made it clear that she was frustrated at having to have help as she had been so independent. She had spent her early years in domestic service and then once she married and had her own family, she was always looking after the older generations of her family.