Elderly People Need to be More Involved in Care Decisions
[ March 17, 2014 ]
New research has shown that nine out of ten people would like to be cared for in their own home in old age, but three quarters of pensioners do not discuss their wishes with family members, leaving decisions until they are facing a crisis or are unable to make their opinion clear.
Growing older and the prospect of seeking extra care can be daunting, and at Shaw Healthcare we understand the importance of finding a care provider that suits your individual needs – from physical assistance to emotional support and social interaction.
Winter can be a lonely time for elderly people without family and friends nearby, and the NHS has called for ‘an army of good Samaritans’ to take up the responsibility of checking on elderly neighbours during cold weather.
Assisted living and community living services are a great intermediary option for elderly and vulnerable people requiring care who would prefer to retain the privacy and independence of their own home or a residential community.
If you’re looking into the different care options available, you may be interested in domiciliary care, or home care, which enables you are able to remain in your own home and receive visits from a nurse or care provider.