– Teresa is increasingly having a difficult time taking care of her husband (e.g. his hygiene) and looking after their apartment.
– Teresa’s husband is socially isolated because he is not active; meanwhile Teresa, his carer, enjoys leading an active life and therefore tends to spend more time out of the home.
– Teresa does not want her joint pain to prevent her from leading an active life. She wants to find an easy and painless way of moving about, climbing the stairs in her building and elsewhere. She is thinking of them both moving to a more accessible apartment in their neighbourhood.
– Teresa and her husband will need social care support upon decreased mobility and when her husband becomes even more dependent on her.