Having previously led an active lifestyle working for the Police, Dorothy had a stroke in 2012 that
left her left arm and leg completely paralysed. Dorothy lives alone and was informed about Care Link
through her social worker. As soon as she heard about the service she immediately made the calls
necessary to give herself peace of mind.
After a fall at 3am in her bathroom, Dorothy was unable to get up, so she used her pendant alarm to
alert Care Link that she needed help. Within 20 minutes a Care Link responder was at her home
helping her back to her feet, and back into bed.
Dorothy said: “This service is a life saver; you'll never be on the ground without help! I recommend
it to anyone. The first time you fall you'll need it! I feel totally safe now in my own home. It's
brought my independence back.”