The development of a policy of 'ageing in place' – encouraging older people to stay in their own homes – has led to the establishment of home-care services. Paid carers visit clients in their own homes and assist them with a range of tasks, including showering, housework and shopping. Here, Helen Walsh, a carer working for Florence Nightingale Agency in the Marlborough-Nelson area, combs Robert Crichton’s hair. In 2009 he was living independently, supported by regular help from carers.
Using this item
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.