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Care Home Guide: Friends and Family

Care Home guide - friends and family

If a friend or relative moves into a care home it may seem like a big step, but it is important to remember the move can be a positive choice. A care home can offer opportunities to develop new friendships and provide a safe and comfortable place for them to live. The move itself may be carefully planned out, or it could happen more quickly because of an accident or illness. However it happens, it is important you both know what to expect and have the information you need to play a full and active role in making decisions.

This guide provides information about care homes, the moving-in process, and how you may be able to provide support. Whether you are a friend, family member, or someone with a formal decision-making role such as Power of Attorney, there are many decisions and questions your friend or relative may appreciate your support with. These include which home to choose and how they will pay for their care.

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