An increasing number of us are going through the agonies of trying to organise care for an elderly relative.
Catch up with Diana's special reports for Breakfast
In days gone by, the task of looking after a frail parent might have fallen to one of the daughters in an extended family.
But these days, most women go out to work - so increasingly, the only option is to go into a home.
But just how hard is it trying to find
the right kind of care?
We asked Diana Moran, who used to be a regular on Breakfast as The Green Goddess, to investigate the care maze.
Tuesday April 4
Today, Diana Moran heard what it's like to care for a frail relative in your own home. She visits Joan James, who's been caring for her husband since he had a stroke seven years ago.
Joan worries about the future with Mick
Joan, who has arthritis, worries about whether she'll still be able to look after Mick as they get older.
To sum up her conclusions, Diana joined us in the studio, with the National Director for Older People's Services, Ian Philp
Monday April 3
In her first special report for Breakfast, Diana looked at some of the biggest challenges facing care homes.
Geoff: finding a home was "fraught with difficulties"
She heard from Geoff Collins, who found the search for a care home for his mother was made even worse because his local social services department failed to conduct an assessment on her.
They've since had an apology - and Joan is now settled in a home.
Diana also talked to care home owner Michael Lawrence - and heard how paperwork and ever-changing rules make his life much more difficult.
As we mentioned in our reports, your first port of call for getting extra help should be your local authority's social services department.
They can organise services such as home helps, meals on wheels or carers who can help disabled people get out of bed and dressed in the morning. You may be expected to pay for some of these services.
If you're having trouble working out what help you're entitled to - or getting social services to help, you can find out more about your rights from the Citizen's Advice Bureau, Carers UK or the other organisations which we have linked to on the right hand side of this story.
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