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How can you support a loved one into a care home?

It would be lovely if there was a straightforward path to choosing and getting the best out of a care home for our loved ones. But in reality it’s a complicated business, and often frustrating for all concerned. Those with experience suggest patience, kindness and firmness are important, together with a determination to ask questions […]

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6 Tips for Preparing to Move to a Retirement Home

Collaborative Post Retirement homes offer seniors a comfortable, safe, and social environment with easy access to medical care and assistance. However, the transition to a retirement home can be challenging for both seniors and their families. First, you must recognise your need to live in one of these facilities. Then you and your family will […]

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Safeguarding Children Visiting Relatives in Care

The special attention and care that many grandparents provide can make a real difference in a child’s life. But more than that, children can make their grandparents feel needed and appreciated, especially if they are in care. Research suggests that elderly people in care are less likely to suffer from loneliness by interacting with children. […]

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Visiting care homes in England from April 2022

Here’s a summary of the current guidance to care homes on visiting arrangement in England, applicable from 4 April 2022. The full text can be found in the ‘Covid-19 supplement to the infection prevention and control resource for adult social care’ published on 31 March. It’s worth checking this if you have a problem with […]

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Care home visiting January 2022

With restrictions being eased in some situations but maintained in others, it’s difficult to get to the facts of how care home visiting is now being controlled as we enter 2022 in the UK. Here are the latest guidelines that can help. It’s worth revisiting them from time to time or whenever you are concerned […]

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