There are lots of reasons why choosing a care home can be fraught with emotion. Often people find themselves looking for one when there's a crisis and a parent is no longer safe and urgently needs round the clock care. If a parent is reluctant to move into a care home, this can place a huge responsibility on their children who feel guilty at having to make a decision on their behalf. Then there’s navigating the system with health and social care and going through financial assessments.
In this broadcast I am on hand to provide practical advice on how to find a suitable care home and all the things you need to take into account.
We also hear from Eleanor, Michael and Stuart who describe their personal experience of finding a care home for a parent and what they would have done differently if they had been more prepared, whilst Karen is just starting to think about a care home for her mum. It’s an agonising decision for all of them. There are extended interviews with the families on the website.
Broadcast dates are
Wednesday 1st February @13.30 and Sunday 5th February @ 06.00
Available on the BBC iPlayer for 30 days thereafter at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08c3sqm
Also Call Kaye BBC Radio Scotland Editor’s pick here 01/02/17 2 hours and 20 minutes into the show - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0890l5k
Additional online content will include:
- Handy hints on Choosing a Care Home
- Care Home Visit Checklist
- Extended interviews with three people describing their experience of a parent going into a care home
- BBC Actionline signposting to further information and advice
Here’s the Facebook link:
And the programme page for iPlayer, info and advice, extended interviews: