Marian is an amazing lady – She had a stroke in 2019 and she and her husband Graham, ended up in a care home but they were desperate to return home. Christies Care helped them achieve this ambition with the support of live-in care.
Sadly, Graham became very ill and passed away in May 2019. Marian has always been very determined to regain as much independence as possible following the stroke, and the carers have helped her with her regular exercises and gave her lots of encouragement. Over time however, it became clear that the house was not really ideal as Marian was confined to two rooms due to steps and difficulties moving around the property. Her son and daughter in law found a new build bungalow in the village she had lived in for many years, and after much thought she decided to purchase it.
The garden has always been very important to Marian and her Carer (Cheryl) took cuttings from the plants in the garden of the old house so that Marian could take them with her for her new garden.
Marian also has a new electric wheelchair so can be more independently than ever.
The garden is almost done, it has raised beds which she maintains herself. She has a long handled hoe so she is doing all of the weeding herself and most of the cuttings have been planted and there is also some fruit and veg growing.
She recently entered the Laxfield and District Horticultural society event and won first prize for her flower arrangement and she came in second place for a poem she had written.
Marian has never considered herself good at art and drawing but she has designed and created a sign for her new home.
Marian is very happy with the after stroke care that Christies Care provides.
Marian talks about her life with a live-in carer here: