Getting the right support later in life is important.
The elderly can be frightened of losing their valuable independence or not want to be a burden on those close to them so they do not admit to needing care.
Often people have no idea about the different kinds of care available and choosing the right care for a relative or friend is never simple.
Some of the care workers on Better Caring can offer services as case managers and go into the homes to discuss with the clients and families about what their best options for care are. They can assess what is needed in the house to make it easier for everyone.
Families need to decide on how involved they want to be with the care of their loved ones. There is no use being heavily involved if it is going to result in arguments between the family members and the time spent with each other being sour.
Getting a care plan together can help the family decide what they need to make things easier.
A carer can come in and do the cooking, cleaning, showering so that the time the family spends with their loved one is quality.