My Home Life

Our vision is a world where all care homes for older people are great places to live, die, visit and work.

Older people and Relatives

The Residents and Relatives Association http://www.relres.org/

Your care rating – survey of care homes by care home residents http://www.yourcarerating.org/

Information on paying for care

Age UK website – on paying for permanent residential care http://www.ageuk.org.uk/home-and-care/care-homes/paying-for-permanent-residential-care/

Paying for care http://www.payingforcare.org/

Information from Citizen’s Advice (including option to select which UK country you want to see information for, as the systems vary) https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/relationships/looking-after-people/social-care-and-support/

Budget planner from the Money Advice Service https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/tools/budget-planner

Dementia

Alzheimer’s Society A-Z of dementia https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/az_home.php including section on Care homes

Counselling Directory offer specific guidance about dementia http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/dementia.html and you can also use their website to search for a counsellor or psychotherapist

Our Blog

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"Best practice in care environments: Seeing people in later life as individuals, not as conditions."

My Home Life’s very own Professor Julienne Meyer was recently interviewed by Anna Melville James for The Elder Magazine about Best Practice in Care Environments: Seeing People in Later Life as Individuals, Not as Conditions. Julienne is the executive director of My Home Life, she is passionate about best practice in care environments. Julienne spoke […]

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"I asked the children if they would come again to which they replied ,yes!"

Heavy snow, icy roads, and school closures were the outcomes of last week’s storm Emma combined with the Beast from the East. One care home group from Derbyshire met the chilly challenge head on with fantastic outcomes. Sarah Dixon, community relations manager for Ashmere Derbyshire Ltd explained, “Local schools were closed suddenly on the Thursday, with news […]

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