With so many reports highlighting negative elements of the care sector, the thought of going into residential or nursing care can be a daunting prospect for many elderly people, as well as their loved ones.
So what is the best way to approach this new stage of life? One of the most important things to consider is whether you or your loved one could remain at home and introduce domiciliary care on a regular basis. This can be a preferred option as many people like to stay in familiar surroundings where they have formed so many memories over the years. Service users can receive personal care and other support services such as the preparation of meals and other household tasks if they can no longer manage them alone.
Supported housing is another option for those that live alone and feel they need the reassurance that someone is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week if they need them – perhaps they’ve had a fall, or are concerned about safety issues. Just knowing someone is a phone call away can be a great comfort.
If you feel that you or your loved one needs more support and can no longer live on their own, moving to a residential home may be the best course of action.
Moving to a home will provide peace of mind for the resident and their family who will be assured that their loved one is being fully looked after with meals provided and activities laid on. Living in such a home can also offer companionship for residents who may have lived at home alone for some time.
For those people who are becoming increasingly frail or unwell, a nursing home may be the most sensible option. Such homes have qualified nurses on the premises so that residents are given round-the-clock support and access to medication where necessary.
There are a number of nursing and residential homes in Felixstowe if you live in the county of Suffolk or Essex. These will have been registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission, the national body that oversees residential and nursing care homes.
When choosing the right Felixstowe residential home or nursing home for you or your loved one, it’s important that you visit each one to make sure that you’re comfortable with the services they provide and the facilities on offer.
Many will allow the potential resident to spend a day at the home to get a feel for the place, while they may also conduct a care analysis to ensure that they can accommodate them. Before visiting the residential home in Felixstowe, arm yourself with a list of questions to ensure you make the right choice and that no stone has been left unturned when forming your final decision. Ask whether you can speak to other residents and their family members to get a real feel of what it’s like to live at the home before signing on the dotted line.
Whatever course of action is best for you or your loved one, ensuring that you have all the facts at your disposal will make the decision process run much more smoothly.
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