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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"A networking day in our care home"

Our home held an older persons services information drop in afternoon in which we invited in local organisations and support groups to discuss services available to older people in the area and opened the event to members of the public. We held the event in our home to provide a relaxed, comfortable space for people […]

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"Moving to a care home – what matters to you?"

I remember talking to one of our prospective residents at one of our care homes telling me about her “life of ever decreasing boxes” as she put it. From a large family property to a downsized house once her children had left home, then to a small warden controlled flat and now to one room […]

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