‘I suppose it’s probably time to start looking at a care home, isn’t it?’

by Andrew Maclaren 2021-04-27

We’re a group of researchers, from different disciplines who are working together to try and improve the lived experience of older people. Nearly everyone wants to stay in their own home for as long as they can. But sometimes this isn’t possible, and some people have to start thinking about alternatives, such as a care home. These decisions can be difficult, especially when we are all led to believe ‘home is best’. What will help people live as well and as safely as possible? Home may not always be best when life becomes a struggle of having to manage and so the pros and cons of moving into care need to be decided.

Because this decision is usually only considered following some kind of health or social care crisis, individuals are not always well enough to be able to make informed choices…..Read on….The comments on this item are well worth reading (Residential Forum)

Blog | Health Services Research Unit | The University of Aberdeen | Source: ‘I suppose it’s probably time to start looking at a care home, isn’t it?’ | Blog | Health Services Research Unit | The University of Aberdeen

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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