Moving To A Care Home and Your Stairlift
6th April 2016
If you or a loved are in the process of moving to a care home, it can be an emotional time.
There’s lots of things to take into consideration but it also offers that peace of mind that you or your loved one will have the support and care needed for a comfortable life.
Taking personal possessions will help to make the new surroundings seem more familiar and homely. Things such as photographs, pictures, pieces of furniture, bedding etc. Have a think about what will really make you feel at home. It’s then advised to decorate the room to your personal preference if possible.
Ensuring the carers and team and the care home understand the person is extremely important. If your loved one is moving into a home, it’s advised that you prepare their ‘story’ so that the staff can engage and start conversations with topics that are familiar to them. Photo albums are a great tool to provide a focal point for starting conversations. Try and provide the care home with these and as much information about your family member as possible. It’s also an idea to give favourite food suggestions to the care home kitchen staff.
There will be lots of organisation needed in sorting legalities and paperwork. There will be a number of people to inform including banks, utilities, medical and health, councils and many more. There will also be the property in which the person lived to sort. Whether this is sold, rented or left empty, if there is a stairlift within, often or not the family are unsure of what to do with it. This is a situation we’re often told about and understand that it’s a stressful time and we want to make this as easy as possible. If you want a stairlift removing, then get in touch and speak to an advisor. 01535 612167