1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Weds 28 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 28 August between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. opaline

    opaline Registered User

    Nov 13, 2014
    182
    Does anyone know where I can find a list of care home fees? Tried the LA website but no joy, can't be bothered driving round them all picking up leaflets when I don't even know which one she is going to end up in, x
     
  2. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
    12,408
    Female
    England
    we never came across a care home publishing their fees, it was a case of asking.
     
  3. Isabella

    Isabella Registered User

    Jan 4, 2014
    106
    Most of the homes will have websites I guess. Because I couldn't make lots of calls at work I jsut emailed them all first to find out fees etc and they were all happy to send these by email which at least gave me a chance to work out which ones were feasible before I started visiting - they ranged from £800 to £1200 a week so quite a big difference!
     
  4. katie1

    katie1 Registered User

    Aug 5, 2014
    122
    Kendal Cumbria
    Well it might help to narrow the search. Are you looking at self funding only?
    Will it be purely a Care Home? or a Residential Home or a Care Home with Nursing
    or a Nursing Home or a specialist dementia unit in a Nursing home? now all that sounds complicated but each one might offer slightly different things and therefore meet different needs. The "her" you refer to is this a mother? Obviously it would depend on assessments being carried out (including NHS CHC if appropriate)and vacancies being available.

    Age UK in your area will produce a list of local 'homes' you could then ring the most appropriate ones and just ask if they could give you some information such as fees etc they would also send you their brochure, activities list, meals sample menu etc

    But nothing can prepare you properly than visiting the ones that appeal to you and meet your Mothers needs once you've found out the info you need.
     

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