If you’re looking for residential care for someone you care about, whether it be a parent, a grandparent, a sibling or an uncle / aunty, it’s not going to be an easy journey. Deciding to find a nursing home is a big decision and finding the right care for someone you love can be extremely stressful – so it’s important to get the right support from professionals who can assist you in making the right decisions.

Quite often, when people are the main source of support for someone elderly, disabled or terminally ill, they forget that they too need support for themselves.

Because caring for someone who needs you and having such a big responsibility isn’t that easy to deal with on your own; it’s very important that you get the right support when caring for, or looking for residential care for your relatives.

Residental care for your loved one

Where to Get Support and Advice

Not everyone is sympathetic to the stresses of having to find care for someone you love; unless they have been through it themselves, it’s very difficult to imagine how it would feel.

If you need advice and support, it’s best to speak to someone who can understand exactly what you and your family are going through. Here are some ways you can get help with your search:

Use a free advice service

Care Homes Today is the UK’s free advice service for anyone looking for a nursing home or residential care. This support is available for anyone who is looking for themselves or someone who is looking on behalf of a close relative. The support is completely free and you can call 08443 814 306.

Talk to your GP

Not everyone can turn to their GP but if you have a close family doctor who has looked after your family for many years, he or she may be able to give you a little bit of advice, or they can at least point you in the right direction if you require further assistance.

Support groups

If you are a full time carer there are support groups available all over the country to help you deal with your stresses and worries, and to also give you a breather – some time way.

If you are looking for residential care for a relative, make sure you take your time and do not rush. Finding the right type of care takes time and a lot of research. Make sure you get plenty of support from friends and family members.

For any further help, do not forget to use the free advice service from Care Homes Today.