cheap goalie jerseys BBC Jersey investigates the island’s ageing population
“I’d known for some time my father has senile dementure and he’s also got heart failure.
“My parents were living in the UK and I’d seen my father’s health deteriorate and I’d seen my mother starting to struggle to take care of him,
so I offered them a home here in Jersey.
“I thought it’d be more sharing the last years of Mum and Dad’s life together,
rather than the carer role. I thought I would be a daughter helping,
but I’ve become a carer.”
“I came to work here [Red Triangle Stores] in November 1952 for six weeks,
and I’m still here.
“I’ve made up my mind I’m going to work as long as my health lets me,
I hope it’s a long time.
“To stay at home and watch television is not for me.”
Living Longer week runs on BBC Radio Jersey from 7 12 November. It includes issues such as the funding of long term care, the health service, retirement and volunteering. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.
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