Being diagnosed with dementia can be a frightening prospect for many, but it doesn’t mean the end of independence- there are many things that can be done to prolong the length of time someone can stay living in their own home. When the time comes that it becomes a safer and better option for the person to move into a Shaw care home, we make the process as easy and as smooth as possible.
The challenges of life as a disabled person are many and varied, as disabilities can vary from person to person. One such challenge is satisfying a desire to have a job and earn your own money, but there are many others that should be considered.
People with disabilities often find themselves all being put into one category, but every disability is different manifests itself differently from person to person. Each and every person with a disability has their own unique set of challenges and difficulties to overcome.
Mental health issues now affect a quarter of the British population. Depression and anxiety are the most common, but a large proportion of the population also suffer from phobias, OCD, panic disorder, PTSD, and eating disorders.
At Shaw, we are proud to offer a wide range of services, including a vast selection of excellent nursing homes with exceptional facilities for elderly and dementia care, as well as specialist services for those requiring different sorts of care.
Coping with pent up anger can be hard work, especially when caring for a family member or loved one. Taking a deep breath and counting to ten has a lot to offer, giving one time to cool down, but sometimes it’s not enough to handle the frustration and feelings of helplessness that you can experience.
Looking after ageing and close family can be demanding in many ways. When life gets tough, plans go awry and nothing is going as you intended, it is easy and natural to feel frustrated and angry, and much more difficult to stay positive.
One in five adults in the UK has a physical disability, and over a million of them live independently. Having a physical disability does not automatically mean you have to sacrifice your independence, but it’s important to understand your needs and make sure you’re receiving the right care to help you retain your independence, particularly if you choose to remain at home.