I’d like to highlight what I think is one of the most important parts of a ‘care plan’. The bit that attempts to convey a little of the life history, passions, interests and preferences of the person being cared for. That way helpers don’t just see an ‘old person’, they see an individual.
Knowing about mobility aids and where to get them helps older adults maintain their independence, dignity, activity and wellbeing longer AND protects their carers from strain or injury. I reveal the equipment we’ve valued over the years and how to access it, in case it can help you too.
Perhaps your older friend/parent/parents have started needing a bit more support. Perhaps you’re nearby so you can pop in from time to time. What happens when it’s clear that ‘popping in’ is no longer enough?