The best interests of your loved one is the priority when deciding whether they are ready to move into a care facility. If you, as the carer, feel you can no longer provide the care that the person needs to help them to live well, then it may be time to move somewhere where professional care staff can help. Similarly, if the person cannot live independently any more – for example, cannot care for themselves or stay safe – then it might be the right time to think about alternative care.
There are certain signs you or your loved one might be ready to make that transition into a care facility. Most noticeably are changes in eating habits, disorientation and confusion. If you have any questions regarding your loved one and are considering moving them into a care home, please get in touch, all staff are on hand to help and provide reassurance where possible.