House Clearance Help & Advice: Moving into a nursing home
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Eventually the time may come when your loved one can no longer live alone
and look after themselves, this is the time when you will have to consider
whether or not they would be better off in a care home or nursing home.
While no one likes to think of putting their elderly parent into the care
of others and taking them from their home, sometimes it is the only sensible
and safest course of action.
You should talk with your Doctor or healthcare visitor who takes care
of your elderly relative and ask their advice and how to go about seeking
help for care homes. Sometimes you can get a supplement towards the cost
of the nursing home after having a means test and medical assessment.
There are many factors to be taken into consideration when thinking of
and choosing a nursing home for your loved one, the first is of course
the quality of the home.
You should never feel rushed into choosing the home for your parent and
where possible take your parent with you to visit several before making
any commitment to choosing one. It is essential that the person feel comfortable
within the environment as this is going to be their new home.
Of course adapting to their new home is going to take some time and there
can be problems particularly if the choice of going into a home isnt
down to the parent. In some cases such as if your parent should be suffering
from such as Alzheimers disease then the choice of going into a
nursing home could be down to your and the Doctors or carers advice. If
this is the case then this is the hardest decision you will probably have
to make and you will be torn between the love for your parent and what
you know in your heart is the right decision.
You should visit several homes before choosing, any reliable nursing home
will welcome your visit with open arms and any that dont you should
be very wary of. However some nursing homes will ask that you make an
appointment before getting the full tour, this doesnt mean they
have anything to hide, but just that they are through and need to make
arrangements in order to give you their full attention.
A good thing to do is to wander around the home and take notice of what
the other residents are doing and if they seem happy. Ask if it is ok
to sit among them in the sitting room and talk with some of them to get
a good idea of what the place is like. Also take into account of whats
on offer, for example is there any special activities that the residents
can take part in, does the home have a chapel, where those who like to
attend religious events can visit?.
If you can take your loved one with you then this is even better, if not
then you are going to have to put your head before you heart and decide
what is going to be in your loved ones best interests.
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