One of the downsides to getting older is the thought of family members getting older too. Being a younger mum myself, I’m lucky enough to still have three grandparents still alive. I still see my one Nan every week and obviously she is getting older and more forgetful as time goes on. She’s lucky enough to still live within her own home – the home in which she had her family and enjoyed her younger days.
However, this isn’t always the case and I’ve also experienced having ‘family members’ within a care home. Not my family in particular but Jack’s great-grandmother on his father’s side. His family went through lots of different decisions to choose the right care home, one which provided good care as well as a nice environment for her.
As well as choosing a good care home environment there is also the costs to consider. Many families struggle with this, and I know if I had to consider care of either of my parents or grandparents this would play a huge impact. Barchester have produced a useful eBook which helps you with how to pay for the care. Obviously you want the best care for your family, I know I do and sometimes this can come at a cost but it doesn’t always need to.
Do you have any family within a home?
In Collaboration with Barchester.