In April 2022, Michael spent three months in hospital, spending most of that time in bed. He became extremely weak and frail and unable to do many of the things he could before. His family were worried about how much independence he would be able to recover.
Prior to his hospital stay, Michael lived alone in bungalow, with regular visits from carers. He used a four-wheeled walker for outside mobility, and a stick or frame indoors.
Unfortunately, Michael was knocked down by a car, causing him to break his femur. After this initial loss of mobility and hospitalisation, he began to fall more frequently. Bouts of illness had also made Michael a bit muddled and less able to follow instructions.
To help him to recuperate and to support him with his care needs, meals and domestic tasks, Michael became a resident at Beaconsfield Heights.