Some people recognise that they are no longer coping at home but for others it’s a blind spot. We recommend you have general discussions with her about how she’s managing day-to-day. But if you are her carer and next of kin, it is better to leave any suggestion or recommendation of residential care to a third party professional, such as a GP, a nurse or a therapist.
If he is mobile and amenable, you should ensure he’s involved in the process. If he can visit his potential new homes he is then empowered with choice. Either way, make sure you are happy with the location, is it isolated or is it part of the community. Look at the care plan procedures. Are they person-centred? Will your father be consulted? Talk to other residents and their families. Above all, talk to staff as they are the people who will be caring for him and relating to your father every day.
We can provide you with an application form to read and fill out at your leisure. Alternatively, you can go through it with us so we can answer any questions you may have. We do ask a lot of questions and look for details because the more we know, the more we can help.
As its name suggests, independent living would leave your parents as independent as they wish to be. They can come and go as they please but you can relax knowing that people are looking out for them 24/7.
We believe that the difference is in our staff and the level of care they provide. While residents have different levels of independence they do, inevitably, require more care and support as time goes on. Individualised care plans are created in consultation with residents, so you can rest assured that you or your loved one will be getting the right care, as and when it’s needed.
We recommend that the prospective resident and their immediate family come in and talk through the options. Once the main decisions have been made, such as rent or buy, we will give you the necessary paperwork to complete.
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