Finding care for you
When deciding care, its important to know the areas of your life that you may need help with. By understanding your needs, you can create a tailor made care plan that is purposely designed to assist & enhance your daily life.
Prior to knowing your needs, there should be a conversation. A conversation will make arranging care much easier and will allow you to discuss the type of care needed with the exact tasks that your relative may need help with. This will give those involved the chance to share their views and reasons why they are against care, covering difficulties and pain points.
Knowing the care you need
After the conversation, you should look to complete a needs assessment and a checklist guide. This will allow you to identify the support required from needing help going to the toilet because of mobility issues, or wanting some companionship due to isolation. A needs assessment will also allow social services & the local council to see if they can offer any assistance towards funding your care. Local authorities may also offer additional support ranging from overseeing your care, to providing equipment such as walking frames & stairlifts.
The question guide would be a list of questions that you provide responses to regarding your care situation. Examples can include ‘do you need help bathing?’ or ‘do you need help making meals?’ It is also recommended to cover a wide range of questions covering areas from medication assistance to attending doctors appointments.
By answering these questions through yes or no answers it will allow you to create a list of tasks that you need help with. Enabling you to filter through care types and select the most suitable option.
We are here to help
If you are still unsure on how to find suitable care for you or a loved one, please feel free to contact our friendly team on 01753 645112.