My father lived on his own and had all the usual problems associated with being a widower of 85: struggling to take the right medication, not looking after his diet and feeling depressed and lonely. We decided to suggest to him to spend a period in a home. We had not considered it and neither had he, but some close family friends recommended a DomusVi home where their father lived. It was a real breakthrough. We are delighted at the improvement to his quality of life. He looks like a different man, and this has also taken a load off our shoulders.