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|

QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN VISITING A CARE HOME

If you haven’t yet read our previous blogs in this series: The right time to move into care, Your care options explained and Needing care? What are the key steps you should take? check them out, they will help you gain a complete picture of the process of a move into care, leading into this [...]

By |2019-03-23T18:09:31+00:00March 23rd, 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|

YOUR CARE OPTIONS EXPLAINED

Since the mid-1980s, the range and choices of care which are available have changed beyond recognition. At that time, you had care at home, which was normally provided by your family, early forms of sheltered housing, residential care homes and nursing homes.The homes were usually converted houses, with multi-bedded rooms, no en suites, possibly a [...]

By |2019-03-09T11:58:15+00:00March 9th, 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|

PAYING FOR ELDERLY CARE? – MORE OPTIONS THAN YOU MAY THINK

It's a little known fact that for some people, even those with significant assets, being in a care home can be completely free, courtesy of the NHS. It works like this. Some people, often after they've lost a spouse, decide they'd prefer to live in a residential home, rather than at home. There may not [...]

By |2018-03-04T13:22:45+00:00September 12th, 2016|Dementia Care, News, Nursing Care, Powers of Attorney, Residential Care|

GRANDFATHER

I met someone last week who told me a story about her grandfather, whose dementia condition had been worsening to such an extent that sadly he could no longer continue living on his own at home. So while my new acquaintance was working abroad, her parents had found a care home for him, and by [...]

By |2018-06-20T19:38:08+00:00April 29th, 2016|Dementia Care|

DEMENTIA AND CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS, WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON?

As a volunteer Dementia Friends Champion, I run sessions for the public and businesses to help raise awareness of dementia. A small part of the session is based on the analogy of dementia and a set of Christmas fairy lights to explain fairly simply how dementia affects everyone differently. Just before Christmas many people will [...]

By |2018-03-04T13:28:07+00:00January 18th, 2016|Dementia Care|