If the situation is becoming overwhelming and you feel it’s no longer safe for your parents to stay living at home, then it’s time to think about care homes. But what should you do? From getting the all important care assessment, to deciding what care and where, these are big decisions you don’t need to make alone. There is a range of local Norfolk related information in this section to help.
Financial advice if you have an elderly parent who is considering moving into a care home or a Housing with Care scheme in Norfolk.
Local authorities in Norfolk are obliged to undertake a care needs assessment for your elderly parents regardless of their financial situation which is important when considering a care home option.
A helpful checklist which you can print off and take with you when visiting care homes, there are lots of things you will need to think about..
Respite care can give both the carer and the cared for a much needed break.
Our Residential Elderly Care section on the main site has more useful information, such as ….
- Making life better in a Care Home – Top tips for ensuring your parents actually enjoy living in a care home.
- Choosing a Care Home – some more guidance on things to think about when looking for a Care Home.
- How to spot and act on abuse – Everyone’s worst nightmare – worth understanding what to look for and what to do about it if you’re concerned.
Check out our Norfolk Blog section with interesting news from local people and organisations working towards improving later life in Norfolk.
Also, why not drop into our FORUM it’s a great place to chat to other people in similar situations and share your own advice and experiences.