Finding a home
How do you make the best choice to suit tastes, needs and budget?
By Kathy Lawrence How can you really get under the skin of a care home to know if it’s going to work for your parent? There’s plenty of advice on general questions to ask but here are a few more thoughts for you to consider. These questions are based on the experiences of my family […]Read more
As family members or friends get older, they may need more support than you’re able to provide. Making the decision to get help can be an emotional time, so it’s important that you understand the different elderly care options your parent has. Working together to choose support based on their needs, condition and personality could […]Read more
Written by Rebecca Lenton Our readers’ experiences tell us that some questions are really difficult to ask in front of a parent, but it’s important not to let the answers come as a shock once your parent is settled in. They’re particularly necessary because the answer changes from care home to care home. Can your […]Read more
This week’s storyteller is Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). At some point we may well need to find carers for our parents in their own homes, or a residential home elsewhere. Andrea talks about her personal experience of care choices for her family and how the SCIE’s new […]Read more
Written by Rebecca Lenton Sarah Guthrie, the daughter of Wing Commander Branse Burbridge, talks through her family’s choice of care home for her mum and dad and offers advice on choosing the right place for your elderly parent. As my dad’s Alzheimer’s worsened he went into a care home in Oxford, where my parents lived, […]Read more