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Live in care

Live-in care is when a fully trained carer lives in the home of the person needing care, allowing them to remain in their own home, maintain independence, and get the dedicated care support required.

Tips for moving into a care home

While the support and reassurance that prospective care home residents and their families need shouldn’t be underestimated, here are some practical tips to help make the transition smoother.

Advantages of residential care homes for older people

If you are considering a move to a residential care home, either for yourself or on behalf of someone else, this can sometimes seem daunting. While moving to a care home does involve upheaval and a period of adjustment for everyone involved, there are many advantages of living in a residential care home.

Care Quality Commission (CQC) and what it does in care homes

A care home’s CQC rating can tell you whether its service is deemed to be outstanding, good, requires improvement or is inadequate. This guide explains more about the role of the CQC, how they inspect and rate care homes, and how these ratings can help you to compare services and make choices about care.

Where do I start when looking for care?

In later life, many of us need some extra help in the form of paid care. If you think that you or someone you know might need care, it can be difficult to know where to start looking, or what your options are. This article gives you some starting points for thinking about care for an older person.

Types of care services available for the elderly

Learn more about the range of types of care services are available for elderly people, including residential and nursing care homes, domiciliary care (care at home), live-in care and respite care.

The Cost of Elderly Care

Home care package costs can vary based on where you live in the UK. Discover what to expect when arranging a care home or a care at home (domiciliary care) package.

How to look after yourself as a carer

Caring and putting someone else’s needs before your own can be challenging, both mentally and physically. Stress, tiredness, isolation and financial worries can exacerbate an already difficult situation, so it’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed.  Here are some ways to...

How to start a discussion about care

Talking about care can be difficult. Faced with a perceived loss of independence, some older people can be resistant to getting extra help, or worry that it is a slippery slope to needing full-time care. Some elderly people just don’t want to entertain the idea that...

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