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Staying Independent

There’s life in the old dog yet!

While everything is fine we don’t tend to think about needing care and support in the future. Keeping healthy and active, planning for the future can help you to live the life you choose and making your wishes known can ease any worry for you and those around you at a time of crisis. But, often it is at a time of crisis that we are left with making care decisions, sometimes with little time they can be complex and expensive!

Don’t leave it too late

Please don’t struggle in stoic silence or rely on a loved one who may be struggling. Let us help you navigate the care maze, make good care and lifestyle decisions to stay as independent as possible, wherever you live.

A Local Authority assessment of your care need may be appropriate and Continuing Healthcare may mean your care will be paid for, wherever you live.

We can help with independent assessments and care planning, care funding and benefit advice.

Struggling with everyday things or a caring role?

For many people it is at this point that there may be quite a lot of support and reaching our for help can avoid a crisis later on and help you to live independently for longer. Financially, benefits and specialist financial care advice may help. Legally, plans for future needs and arrangements to ensure your wishes are adhered to.

The Local Authority may have services that can help you stay as independent with things for example; pendant alarms, adaptations to the home, respite or short term care and support for a carer.

Voluntary organisations may help with support for carers and services that make life easier for example chiropody, gardening, housekeeping and transport.

Your GP may like to review your medication and can provide access to other community services for example; district nurses, mental health services or falls prevention classes.

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Be Prepared

Making financial arrangements and life changing care decisions for a loved one can be overwhelming and daunting. Making decisions while you still can saves time and money and helps loved ones follow your wishes.

Planning ahead, getting support at home while you still can may help you to stay living independently for longer! Being prepared can save time and money. There are things that you can do without a current need for care and support

  • Power of Attorney
  • Funeral Planning
  • Estate and Financial Planning
  • Making a Will
  • Support around the home and company
  • Property options and good design for living well at home, aids and adaptations
  • Keeping active and a good diet for ageing well

These are all things we can help with, please don’t struggle in stoic silence or rely on a loved one who may find it a struggle to manage your care and support needs alone. Let us help you navigate the care maze and make good care and lifestyle decisions.

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