Paying for Care Before you start speaking to care providers it is helpful to have an understanding of what care usually costs and any financial assistance you may be entitled to. Citizens Advice should be also able to give you information – however family solicitors or financial advisors may not [...]
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Where do I Start Looking for Care ? What kind of care do I need? In-home care (where the care worker comes to your own home) Residential Care Home A common misunderstanding with care is that when daily tasks become difficult or you or your family believe you are at risk [...]
Fully Managed Care vs Private Carer Using a fully managed service, like Independent Living Care to care for you in your own home will always work out more expensive than hiring someone privately to work for you in the care of a loved one. Below is some good reasons why [...]
Hire a Private Carer Hiring a carer yourself may give you more choice and control over who cares for you and what tasks they do. However, before going down this road, there is a lot you’ll need to think about. Hiring your own personal carer immediately turns you into an [...]
Preparing for Care of a Loved One We often don’t like to talk about things like care, particularly if an elderly parent is in good health and spirits. Sometimes, older people can view a need for care in their life as a negative development. Further, it is important to understand [...]
Helpful Items Around the Home The Grabber Stick A ‘must have’ item, the grabber stick is a great tool for reaching and grabbing anything: from taking clothes off the washing line to picking up a magazine from the coffee table. Grabber sticks are so popular that they are often reported [...]
Early Signs of Dementia There are many small signs of decline which might signal the need for extra help if spotted in an elderly loved one. It is vitally important to take action if you see these signs. Below are a few key things to look for: Daily Tasks Signs [...]
Helping with Medication Looking after the medication needs of another person is a huge responsibility, and can often become quite a complicated tasks. Here are our top tips on successfully assisting someone manage their medication needs. If in doubt, always ask a GP. BE KNOWLEDGEABLE When dealing with [...]
Elderly People and Mobility Driving is a very sensitive issue for most older people. The more objective the family is about their driving skills and abilities the more successful the family will be in convincing the older person to limit their driving or stop driving altogether. There’s no legal age [...]
Coping with Dementia at Home Dementia care is a large part of what we do, so naturally accessibility for people with dementia is of primary importance to us. Changes to layout and helpful signage can go a long way in reducing stress or confusion for people living with dementia. Research [...]