Caring for an older person

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Caring for an older person 2016-10-17T10:13:58+00:00

Caring for an Older Person

Watching a loved one affected by getting frailer or suffering more frequently from illness or falls can be stressful, not to mention upsetting. From the day-to-day concerns such as whether or not the one you care for has remembered to take their medicine, to the bigger issues like whether or not you should bring elderly parents to live with you or if a nursing home would be better, the challenges posed by caring for older people can be some of the toughest you’ve faced.

However, there is a wealth of support on hand; Including information and services to help you address the specific health problems associated with old age, and, equally important, how to look after yourself too!

Whether you are looking after someone to help them remain independent in their own home or thinking about choosing home care or residential care, our Carer’s Support Workers can provide information and support to help you understand your choices and take control of your caring role

Information – we can provide information about support and services available and Carers’ entitlements and rights.

Support – we offer a listening ear, support groups, activities and training for Carers.

Carer’s Needs Assessment – we carry out Carer’s Needs Assessments on behalf of the local authority.

Kent Carer’s Emergency Card – we administer this free service to provide peace of mind when you are away from the person you care for.

Health and Wellbeing – we offer health and wellbeing sessions to Carers and work with GP’s to identify and support Carers’ own health and wellbeing.

Assistance with Welfare Benefits – you may be entitled to Carer’s Allowance and the person you care for may be entitled to Personal Independence Payment.