Watch: Ross’s story
Ross moved to Lifeways after his parents realised it might be time to look at alternative care options once they reached their seventies.
Making the move to supported living in later life can be a daunting prospect for everyone involved. That was exactly the scenario Ross and his parents were faced with before he moved to St Thomas House in North Walsham.
“When Ross turned 37, we started to realise it might be time for Ross to leave home. We were both in our seventies, and as we were getting older it was becoming increasingly difficult to look after Ross, even with the support of a carer for a few hours a week.” said Ross’ mum, Annie.
“Ross’s personal care and eating was our main concern, but since he’s been here, he’s eating really well and has put on weight. He’s really enjoying his life here - he’s happier, has made friends, and loves his support team.”
“Of course we miss Ross being at home, but we can visit him whenever we want, plus we have time to ourselves now to spend as a couple – so it really feels like we’ve got the best of both worlds.”
Watch the video below to hear more about Ross’s story and how his whole family benefited from his move to Lifeways: