28 February, 2018

Having a snow day

Having a snow day at home today and spending some time reflecting on some recent cases. So many people contact me for help to understand  the complexities of social/nhs care - why is it so difficult?  I took a call this morning from a lady from Leicester who is beside herself with worry, her mum who suffers from dementia is in hospital and her care home are refusing to take her back, as her needs have increased. The hospital are pushing for discharge and the poor daughter is desperately trying to find a care home, which is suitable, meets the LA rates and nearby (as she doesn't drive). Social Services are telling her that the social worker that had been managing her mums case, has now closed the file. This is why I left social services and became an independent care advisor.

14 February, 2018

Should we think more about the future?

We are all so busy living our lives and perhaps neglect to think about the future.  If you find you are suddenly needing to think about care, maybe for yourself or someone else, some independent care advice can really help. The information that you will need to find out about and understand can be overwhelming...and that is without considering the emotions and possible financial issues.  We at The Care Advice Centre can help during these times. Having support to explore your options and help you to put things in place can be extremely reassuring.
Call us on 07766490473 for a chat about how we can help you or drop us an email on info@care-advice-centre.co.uk