Challenge: Margaret’s husband David has multiple health conditions which make it difficult to leave the house for long periods. David’s health has worsened recently and Margaret feels she can no longer leave him alone safely for any period of time. She has stopped going to her weekly yoga class and no longer visits her friend Janet on Fridays. Margaret is feeling isolated and lonely in her caring role.
Tech Solution: Margaret purchased a laptop computer and has managed to attend a drop-in session at her local Carers Centre to help her learn how to access online yoga sessions and make video calls.
Outcome: Margaret is delighted that she can now continue with yoga and has increased her sessions to two per week. With a little trial and error she is now able to call Janet on Fridays via Skype so that they can continue their weekly catch ups.