For those faced with the prospect of finding appropriate care for themselves, a relative or a friend the task can seem extremely daunting.
The process of finding suitable care, sorting out potential legal and financial issues and ensuring loved ones are properly supported and protected can be emotionally draining, not to mention physically exhausting.
Recognising the stress, worry and confusion that many people can feel at this time, Home Instead recently teamed up with solicitors BPE and independent financial advisers Neil Gayler & Co. to organise an evening talk - 'Caring for the Elderly' - covering a range of issues which many families and individuals face. The free talk was held at Manor by the Lake in Cheltenham and open to anyone interested in attending.
At the event Clare Young, Private Client Lawyer at BPE solicitors, talked about the importance of maintaining independence at home in later life and the different types of support available as well as how to ensure the best quality of care at home is achieved.
Director of Home Instead Amanda Hamer talked about the importance of maintaining independence at home in later life and the different types of support available as well as how to ensure the best quality of care at home is achieved.
Care fees planning specialist Neil Gayler from Neil Gayler & Co. explained the various options available for funding the care of an elderly relative and provided an overview of how the coalition government's recent announcement on funding care will impact on these.
Following the talk, those attending had the opportunity to discuss individual questions and concerns with Clare, Amanda and Neil over refreshments, and feedback received showed the event was well received by everyone on the night.
Similar events are planned for the future and anyone wishing to receive details of these in advance should simply send their name and contact details by email to : [email protected] or write to Amanda Hamer at : Home Instead, 23 Ullenwood Court, Cheltenham, GL53 9QS.