WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MUM IS BEING DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL AND NEEDS CARE?

A question we are frequently asked is what happens when Mum, or Dad, is in hospital, has received all the acute care they need and is ready for discharge. One of the aims of the Care Act 2014 is to ensure that people do not remain in hospital when they no longer require care that [...]

By |2020-01-14T10:41:23+00:00January 14th, 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|

FORWARD PLANNING – PROTECT YOUR HOUSE FROM CARE COSTS

Many people who provide for their families during their lifetime hope to be able to provide for them on their death by leaving an inheritance - usually, a property or family home. However, due to illness or frailty or other unforeseen circumstances, thousands of homes are sold every year by councils or families in order [...]

By |2019-08-22T12:53:38+00:00August 22nd, 2019|News|

DEMENTIA ACTION WEEK AND FIONA ADDS 47 BRAND NEW DEMENTIA FRIENDS

Fiona, our CEO, is a Dementia Friends Champion and, as her main focus for Dementia Action Week last week, targeted a minimum of 20 new Dementia Friends to add to the current total of 2,911,285 (22nd May 2019) and help The Alzheimers Society to reach the next target of 3 million Dementia Friends. The fantastic news [...]

By |2019-05-31T16:37:44+00:00May 31st, 2019|Dementia Care, News|

IN CARE? – WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXPECT HIGH STANDARDS

We first published this article in January 2017. With Your Care Rating, owned by IPSIS/MORI, just reporting its highest scores to date in its annual feedback survey from care home residents and their families and friends, we thought it would be very useful, and timely, to provide a reminder of the standards of care we [...]

By |2019-05-25T10:31:34+00:00May 25th, 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|

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|
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