Home Planning

Planning

Planning and coping with future care needs

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...
Christina Neal recalls the day she realised her mum could no longer live alone and has advice on what to do if you're in a similar situation with your loved one I remember the day well. It was 10pm and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Choosing the right care home to meet the needs of your loved one is hugely important. Hayley Cantrell, manager of Foxearth Lodge Nursing Home (https://www.foxearthlodge.co.uk), suggests how to make the right choice…  If you are caring for a person with...
If your loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia, it's worth talking to them about them making an Advance Decision. Also known as an Advance Directive, an Advance Decision is a legally binding document, which outlines what treatment and...
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...

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