Marie Curie Hospice says huge thanks to Acorn Stairlifts for enabling terminally ill people to return home
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As Britain's population ages, so does the number of drivers aged 65 and over - indeed, according to statistics from the AA, in the year 2030 nearly 90% of men over 70 will be driving. The freedom to drive a car is of huge importance to older people because it increases personal independence - but how long can you safely drive for, and what advice is available for drivers over the age of 65?
In today's tech-filled world, we take online access for granted - it's easy to forget that it's only in the last 20 years or so that we've become so digitally literate. The older generation often find themselves left behind, and statistics from 2013 show that 45% of those aged 75 or over have never used the internet.
Below is a letter we received enabling a customer to stay in the home they love. Following the first appointment, the stair lift was installed within three days.
When 12-year-old Joshua Orme from Leicester who suffers from the debilitating condition cerebral palsy, became too heavy for his granddad to carry him upstairs, he thought that his beloved weekend sleepovers at his grandparents’ home were at an end.