Specialist help for Dementia Care
In cases of mild or early stage dementia, most care homes and ‘care at home’ providers are willing and able to provide the appropriate level of support and care. For people with more advanced degrees of dementia, there are homes which specialise in providing this type of care – which we can advise on.
Having a good understanding of which providers are suitably qualified and which are not is crucial in being able to deliver the right advice. In this regard we have ‘Dementia Champion’ status at Care Home Finder, which ensures you will be in safe hands.
Specialist help for Respite Care
If you care for a loved one at home, the stresses and strains build up over time and you may feel you need a break. Respite care, which may last a week or two or even longer, means that the relative can be cared for in a suitable care home on a temporary basis with the reassurance that they are being well looked after. We can help you find that appropriate environment. This also applies if they need convalescence after an illness or spell in hospital before they return home.
Hospital discharge service
Elderly people can often find themselves in hospital for an extended period, due to a fall, accident or illness. At some point, they are assessed as being fit for discharge, but may be unable to look after themselves at home. In these situations we can help them and their families either to find a care home or to source a suitable ‘care at home’ solution.
Reviewing Current Care Services
Sometimes families are worried that the care solution in place for an elderly relative may be inadequate in some way. We offer a review service of the current care facility to assess whether or not there is an issue, and if so, what could be done to improve the situation. We can then help you find an alternative care solution.
Care at home
Many people prefer to remain in their own home, rather than receive care elsewhere. There is a wide choice of ‘care at home’ providers across the UK, from self-employed individuals through to large, national companies, all of whom are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We can help you find the one that suits you best.
Care services around the clock
In some situations, the individual seeking care may need assistance around the clock. If they wish to remain at home, we can provide you with information, including prices, about the organisations and individuals who are able to provide a well-rated and caring ‘live in’ service.
Assisted living is a type of residential care, which involves an individual or couple residing independently in a specialised complex, with care facilities available if and when required. There is a very wide range of options available, on which we are able to provide advice and recommendations, based on your needs.
Services for Expats
If you are an expat living or working abroad, looking for care options for an elderly relative, we can provide you with a tailored solution, whether for care at home or in a care home. Alternatively, you may be based in the UK, with elderly parents living abroad, who now need to return to the UK and some kind of care. We can help here as well.