Advantages of Residential Care

More and more people these days are considering residential care as a very viable and attractive option to be living at home, alone in their later years. These homes offer a range of different care packages from residential, nursing and respite through to specialised dementia care services. Thankfully the stuffy and often not so attractive services offered by the old time “old people’s homes” are now well and truly a thing of the past with modern day residential care offered in bright, attractive properties with friendly staff and an emphasis on social activities and in many cases living your life to the full.

What is very obvious in these residential care homes is the smiling, happy and laughing residents that seem to have a much fuller social life than I do with regular days out, weekly quiz nights and many joint activities in their very well equipped communal lounge that can be as luxurious as any private household.

There are many residential care homes to choose from and I would recommend that you go along to get the feel of the place, maybe even go two or three times and then decide and if possible, go to any of the social activities on offer.

I won’t pretend that it is an easy decision to see your loved one going into a care home and I am sure that it will be a very traumatic change to your loved one’s life. They will undoubtedly be unsettled and most certainly out of place but I can honestly say it will be the best overall decision.

Sean Tate-Lovery
sean@360caring.com.au

Sean has been involved in the disability field for the last 10+ years and has a passion to see disability and aged care services improved. He attributes his career success to having credibility, his attitude in general, being reliable, enthusiasm for any role he takes on and being responsible.

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