We understand this is a big decision and one that will mean a major change to you and your family’s life. Knowing this, we are here to help you throughout the transition and answer any questions you may have.
1. It is essential to select the care home that is right for you or your loved one. Primarily the home must be able to offer the level of support needed. However, there is more to consider than just the practicalities of day-to-day care. Look for a residence that feels like home to you.
2. Choosing a care home can feel like a big decision or responsibility. However, with proper consideration, it is one that can truly make a significant and positive difference.
3. In our experience, and medical experts agree, making the move into a care home can help residents develop a renewed confidence and desire to enjoy life. Residents feel safe and relaxed in the knowledge their care needs can be met. Family too can feel comfort knowing their loved one is in the care of experienced and trusted carers. A home offering regular social events and activities can address the loneliness and disconnection that can often contribute to depression in the elderly.
4. As a major decision it is not one that should be rushed. Spend time at the home. Speak to other residents and their families to hear first-hand their own personal experiences. Are the menus both tasty and varied? Does the home offer activities that your loved one may enjoy? Does the home encourage residents to enjoy an active social life?
5. Include family and professionals who know your specific situation at every stage of the decision. Discuss the pros and cons of each option and take into account the individual concerns and feelings.
There are three distinct elements that can be attributed to the cost of care:
Residential care – the costs involved in the provision of services provided by the carer. These may include help with dressing, personal care and hygiene, eating and any support required for mobility.
Nursing care – this cost is associated with care provided by a qualified nurse.
“I would just like to say thank you to you all for the kindness you showed me while I was with you. I am feeling much better now and intend it to stay that way. Thank you all very much. Wishing you all the best.”
“Thank you all so much for your kindness and care of Alice during the past few weeks. Also you support and guidance to the family over the final days were much appreciated. Bless you all.”
You all cared from the heart and not because it was your job. You were so kind to grandad and to me and my family too. I know grandad grew close to some of you and thought a lot of you. Thank you so very much for everything. With love.