Residential Care Homes- Staying clued up!!
When you spend time with your loved ones, it is often the time when you suddenly realise that they’re changing. It’s not just a bit of forgetfulness; whole episodes in your shared experiences have vanished.
It can be tempting to ignore it and hope it will just go away or write it off as ‘old age. It can be hard to imagine what life will be like as your loved one gradually forgets everything about you and your shared life.
Despite all your efforts, if a care home is on the cards, take a leaf out of this book and gain some insight into what you need to understand and what questions you need to ask in order to make sure you stay on top of the situation before it’s too late and you are riddled with guilt.
Transparency is key and any good reputable care home will embrace these questions.
From the Author- Jane Cooper
Choosing a CARE HOME is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Some of these questions would not even have crossed your mind because in this whole journey, we lose our energy, confidence and ability to cope and can be only too grateful and believe that someone else knows what is best for us and our loved one.
In that exhausting process we can find ourselves at our wits end as we forget to manage those individuals effectively and fail to ask those very important questions we need answers to as our brain floods with despair.
The insights and questions in this book will, prepare you for what you may come up against and or situations that have the potential to be presented to you.
From my own personal experience I wish I knew what to ask for example:
- Are these the same carer staff that work here in the day time the same care staff that work here at night or are they agency staff?
- Do the G P’s that visit this home prescribe anti-psychotic medication and do you understand what effect they have on your loved one?
- Where is the day care book kept and do you have access to it at all times?
I did not know that the care home employed agency night staff and nor did anyone at the care home seem to believe that it was appropriate to tell me either.”
Care is very expensive. We all hear on the news today the bad press that some care homes receive. Make sure you obtain the answers to your questions in order that you understand how the care home operates. There is no price tag on having “piece of mind”
It is not enough to just find a care home, abdicate without questioning nor understanding what takes place there, with whom and when.
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