Home Planning

Planning

Planning and coping with future care needs

Helen Drain, Dementia Trainer & Deputy Training Team Leader at Christies Care reveals what to consider when choosing home care for a loved one with dementia. Choosing a home care agency can transform your loved one’s quality of life, so it’s...
Choosing the right care home for a loved one can feel like a monumental task. There's a lot to think about and consider. You want to be sure you've made the right choice so that your loved one can...
  Dementia is a progressive disease and there will come a time when it is no longer safe or practical for the person be alone. You may have already accepted that this is inevitable, and you may already be considering...
Known as an Advance Directive, an Advance Decision is a legally binding document, which outlines what treatment and end-of-life care a person would like to receive in future, when they are no longer able to express or communicate what...
It’s recommended that you get Lasting Power of Attorney prepared and registered straight away, while the person with dementia still has capacity. If a solicitor thinks they lack mental capacity, you might not be able to proceed with the Lasting...
  The Care Act 2014 stipulates that a person who may be in need of care must have access to good quality information and advice from the first time they contact the local authority. They are entitled to an assessment. The...
When you’ve been caring for a loved one for some time, you will hopefully reach a stage where you feel you’ve got the situation under control. You will have learned more about the disease and the impact it has on...
If a loved one has just been diagnosed with dementia, they may still be fairly independent at this stage, but it’s important to get their paperwork organised swiftly. Here’s what I’d recommend organising…  Encourage the person to make a Lasting...