Fiona Gilbert

About Fiona Gilbert

Fiona's skilled support with what may be a life changing decision is being called upon more and more, ensuring that these changes are dealt with and managed in a sympathetic and supportive manner. Fiona is a 'Dementia Friends Champion' and as a volunteer, holds free Dementia Information Sessions to spread awareness of the condition.

What do the latest changes mean for Care Homes?

Following the recommendation of the UK Chief Medical Officers, the UK’s alert level has been reduced from level 4 to level 3 and, according to the official guidance, this reduction to alert level three will mean the "gradual relaxing of restrictions and social distancing measures". The definition of Level three means the virus is in [...]

By |2020-07-03T17:52:05+00:00June 25th, 2020|News|

AMBER, THE GOOD NEWS GIRL

In these strange and unprecedented times, when the only thing in the news is continual updates about Coronavirus, there is, what we hope is a little bit of a good news story on Channel 5 tonight. Amber, our beautiful Golden Retriever, underwent two operations on her eyes when she was a young pup and the [...]

By |2020-03-31T15:35:15+00:00March 31st, 2020|News|

WHO PAYS FOR MY MUM’S CARE IN A CARE HOME WHEN SHE NEEDS IT?

Paying for residential care in a care home is expensive and, although there may be some help available to meet the cost, the care system can be complicated and difficult to find your way through. You may qualify for financial help from your local authority/council, or, in some cases, from the NHS. Will my local [...]

By |2020-01-25T12:05:39+00:00December 12th, 2019|News|

EARLY SIGNS OF DEMENTIA

This week is ‘Dementia Action Week’, which runs from today until 26th May. So, we thought it would be very appropriate to highlight this on our website, particularly as Fiona, our CEO and a ‘Dementia Friends Champion’, is giving a Dementia Awareness presentation to Hempsons, a national firm of solicitors, who specialise in the care [...]

By |2019-05-20T20:26:48+00:00May 20th, 2019|News|

ALREADY GETTING CARE, BUT HAVE CONCERNS?

You, a loved one, or client are already receiving care, whether it’s in a care home, care at home, or another setting, and everything has been going well. However, something appears to have changed and you feel that the care is not what you envisaged at the outset and have every right to expect. What [...]

By |2019-04-24T16:00:43+00:00April 24th, 2019|Dementia Care, News, Nursing Care, Residential Care|

HELPING THE MOVE GO SMOOTHLY

Moving into a care home can feel like a big change and will inevitably require some adjustment. Whether you’re moving to the home yourself, or assisting a friend or relative with their move, it’s natural to have some anxieties. Taking time to think through the move and consider ways to make it a positive experience [...]

By |2019-04-03T08:34:46+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Dementia Care, Nursing Care, Residential Care|

NEEDING CARE? WHAT ARE THE KEY STEPS YOU SHOULD TAKE?

One of the questions we are most frequently asked is, “we think that mum, or dad, needs care, but how do we go about arranging it, what steps do we need to take?” There are a number of factors you need to address when considering care, from having the type and amount of care assessed, [...]

By |2019-03-16T09:18:21+00:00March 16th, 2019|Dementia Care, Nursing Care, Residential Care|

WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO MOVE INTO A CARE HOME?

When talking to the many people we have helped with their care searches, there are all kinds of reasons why they have needed to move into a care home, some more surprising than others, the “right” time to move into a care home though, depends entirely upon the individual’s circumstances. In this, part of a [...]

By |2019-03-16T09:46:12+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Dementia Care, News, Nursing Care, Residential Care|

‘ENSURING CONSUMERS ARE BETTER PROTECTED, BOTH WHEN CHOOSING A CARE HOME AND RESIDING IN ONE’

This was one of the key findings of the report on the care homes market produced by the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) in November, and commented on by the Government this week. See link below to article in Care Management Matters.  The CMA spent a year studying the 11,000 plus residential care and nursing [...]

By |2018-04-03T13:03:11+00:00March 6th, 2018|News|
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