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"A friend of mine a bit younger than me, her husband has Parkinson's which has deteriorated quite badly recently. He has been in hospital. He's currently in a nursing home but is due to return home. That house she's in, that house is unsuitable. She’s falling a lot. She's not sure how she's going to cope… she was having to think about whether he would be better off staying in residential care. She didn't want to sell her house but was going to have to because she would have to pay for residential care. "