Help & Advice

Moving into a care home can be a difficult task, both for the person involved, as well as for families, guardians and other well wishers. It can also be an expensive feat to undertake for many. In order to make the process easier, we have put together some helpful tips and links for reference and consideration.

Obtaining funding

If you or a loved one is in need of care but need financial help, the relevant local authority can be contacted and requested to carry out a means tested financial assessment to assess if/how much they can help.


Local authorities: –

– Can arrange residential care for anyone who is assessed as needing it, if they cannot make their own arrangements.

– Can contribute towards the cost of care for those who are eligible.

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When you should consider a care home?

If you are struggling to take care of yourself or a relative or your relative is struggling to look after themselves effectively and safely, it might be time to consider a care home. A residential care home will assist residents in maintaining their personal hygiene (washing, dressing, going to the toilet etc), look after them if unwell, feed them, ensure that medication is taken in the right manner and on time and engage them in a range of activities (among other tasks), so that their quality of life is maintained as much as possible.

If you/your relative is experiencing any of the following situations (the below is only a sample of factors), you may wish to start considering a residential care home.

– A deterioration following a fall or illness.

– Deterioration in physical or mental health.

– Loss of a partner or relative that previously provided care.

– Loneliness or depression.

For further information on when you should consider a care home, please visit the link below: –