Whilst you’re searching for care for your loved one, remember that there is a lot of help available to you. Don’t be afraid to reach out for support and advice. The more you know and understand, the more likely you’ll be to help your elderly relative find the kind of care that can give them the quality of life they deserve.
Desperate families often have no idea who to turn to for help, or where to go for quality information about care choices. They are often suddenly at crisis point and have to drop everything to start researching full-time care. It can be an emotive and stressful time for all concerned.
Residential care homes or nursing homes were thought of as the only care option for later life for a long time. Needing care in old age meant either getting cared for by your family or going into a care home. Yet the vast majority of people do not want to go into a care home if they become unable to care for themselves.
In many cases the costs of live in care are not only comparable but favourable compared to care home fees. When you are ready to talk through your loved one’s personal circumstances, we’d love to hear from you. There’s absolutely no cost for discussing the situation with us; we don’t charge a penny for the initial private care needs assessment.