The Last Homely House

After many adventures, Bilbo moved from his independent life at Bag End to a retirement home. The House of Elrond in Rivendell provided him with a welcome and a safe space to age, write his memoirs and build his friendships before taking ship to the Undying Lands. It was his Last Homely House. READ THISContinue reading “The Last Homely House”

Wherever I lay my hat (that’s my #carehome)

Seldom has there been a time when so much has been written about care homes. What is supposed to happen, what people think is happening and what must not happen. Guidance written, ridiculed, ripped up, rewritten and made right – all within a few weeks. Feelings wrenched, relationships stretched, jobs done – loss, grief, loneliness,Continue reading “Wherever I lay my hat (that’s my #carehome)”

At home, in adult day care, in assisted living…how do you know if it’s a good fit?

dementia-by-day: How can you tell if where your loved one with dementia is currently living is…well, working? How do you know if it’s the right fit? It’s pretty difficult to ask someone living with dementia what their opinion is on the subject. Even if you were to move them, would that make them happier? WouldContinue reading “At home, in adult day care, in assisted living…how do you know if it’s a good fit?”

A care home is a home

Richard Banks is leading for the Residential Forum on an approach to neighbourhood planning of accommodation and lifestyle options including group and assisted living.  He writes in the light of recent exposure of abuses and aware of the consequences of years of austerity, but finds some ‘reasons to be cheerful’ about residential care.  Residential careContinue reading “A care home is a home”