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When Should I Think About Moving Into A Care Home?

Everyone’s needs are different as they get older, so there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to when a care home is the right decision. If you’re struggling to manage independently, that’s usually a good sign that residential care could be a sensible next step. There are other factors that might influence your decision too, such as:

  • If you’ve recently had a fall
  • If family members are worried about you being at home alone
  • If it’s becoming more difficult to prepare meals for yourself
  • If you’re finding it increasingly difficult to manage the stairs or to move around your home with ease
  • If you’ve found yourself losing a lot of weight
  • If you’re worried about being safe and secure at home
  • If you or a family member is concerned about you experiencing memory loss
  • If you feel as though you’re spending too much time alone

If you relate to any of these points, moving into a residential care home may be the right decision for you.

When Is Nursing Home Care Necessary?

Nursing care can be accessed at New Care homes either via temporary respite care or through full-time residential care. An assessment will show whether nursing care is the right choice for you, and you can make an enquiry at any time without being obliged to make a decision; either way, taking the time to find out more about our nursing homes can be reassuring for you and your family.

When Should Someone With Dementia Go Into A Care Home?

Dementia is a condition that can progress rapidly, so the need for a care home can quickly follow a diagnosis. As dementia symptoms progress, they can affect a person’s ability to carry out everyday tasks, which can compromise their safety.

At New Care, our care home staff are trained to provide dementia care, and our homes are set up as dementia communities to care for the needs of residents experiencing memory loss. 

Find out more about our dementia care services or contact us here if you have any questions.