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Making Choices as we get Older

May 29, 2020 1:59 pm

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As people get older, they find that their needs change. They often may need more help with things and require assistance to do that.  When that happens, there are many options that families can look at to help with this.

The level of support that a person will need will depend on how severe their needs are. Some people may need some help with shopping and household tasks, and some may need 24-hour live-in care. A doctor will be able to help with assessing what these needs are and also advise you of suitable ways to deal with it. There are also many companies that provide care such as this live in care Bath based company.

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Many people like to care for their loved ones themselves. This option is fine if you have the time and the skills to do this, and the person you are caring for doesn’t need a high level of care, but it can become very difficult if the person you are caring starts to need a lot more assistance. For example, dementia is a degenerative condition and to begin with the person who has it can still lead a relatively normal life, but as the illness advances, professional carers will be required to help.

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This is why live in care can be a good option. It provides a higher level of care whilst the person being cared for can continue to stay in their home, which is beneficial to their mental health.

The other option is a care home. These places are specially geared up to provide the right care for those who need it and will also relieve the pressure of care from the family.

These are important decisions and it is best to take your time weighing them up and talk them through with people to ensure that everyone involved is happy with the outcome.

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