It is important to think about safety at home and any adaptations or changes that may need to take place. An occupational therapist (OT) can give advice and also suggest equipment to improve independence at home. An OT assessment can be arranged through community care assessment (see Support section).

As the time goes on, you may need more help from other people to support your independence. You may wish to discuss different options such as arranging help at home, periods of respite care and care homes in advance with those close to you.