Here I go rambling.....but I do have a question. Being that I am in the Unites States and a lot of you are in the UK and Europe I have a question regarding "homes". We have nursing homes which are very "clinical" unpersonal and like living in a hospital, but we also have assisted living homes which are apartments that open into a lobby (the area is actually the nurses station). The apartments are set up with living room, bath (with emergency chord phone), bedroom and partial kitchen (very small fridge, microwave, sink). I have an elderly friend who has moved himself and his wife into one of these as she has severe AD and he wants to take care of her. Are these an option in your portion of our small universe? We were talking and even he did not think that they were available in all parts of the states. Just wondering and thinking how it could make life easier on older couples.