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Unlocking the Care System

 THE CARE SYSTEM The care system is extremely complex and CareAware have provide a guide designed to help you negotiate your way through the care maze by providing the information and assistance you need. Thanks to advances in medical science and improved standards of living, we can all look forward to a longer and healthier life. However, it is also more likely that we will need some form of help and assis ...

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Care Decisions Checklist

Perhaps you are considering home care for your relative, taking care of them in your home. Or, perhaps you may move your relative to a care home. In any of these situations, you must make a decision about the care of your relative. This is not an easy decision. Change is very difficult. You must consider your relatives physical and medical requirements and how much care he or she needs. You must also assess ...

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Specialist Care Services

Specialist Care Services There may be occasions when an individual’s care need is so specific or acute that specialist care is required. This may take the form of intensive nursing care, care for particular illnesses/disease or palliative care. PAYING FOR SPECIALIST CAREIn paying for acute or specialist care, it is vitally important to first of all determine the extent of any state funding entitlement as in ...

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Care Home

Care Home - Residential and Nursing Homes There will be occasions, when the level of care which is needed cannot practically or cost-effectively be provided in your own home on a permanent basis. Therefore consideration will need to be given to the facilities provided by residential and nursing homes as a longer term arrangement. Coming to terms with this situation can be extremely traumatic for everyone co ...

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Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTIONS 1) I have been told that I should have an assessment of my needs carried out by my local social services Department. Why is this and what will happen? Why it is important for the council to assess your needs. Who will my assessment involve? How it is decided what my needs are? How will I pay for my care? Where do Direct Payments fit into this? 2) I have been told to look for a care home for my rel ...

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Personalisation

Personalisation Across Government, the shared ambition is to put people first through a radical reform of public services.  It will mean that people are able to live their own lives as they wish; confident that services are of high quality, are safe and promote their own individual needs for independence, well-being, and dignity. Personalisation is a social care approach described by the Department of Healt ...

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What is Sheltered Housing?

What is Sheltered Housing? Sheltered or retirement housing is suitable for people who like independence but want assistance on hand in an emergency, but don’t need to move into a care home. There are different types of schemes available to rent and to buy. Some developments have a scheme manager/warden and the majority have a community alarm service. Sheltered housing is available through the 5 district and ...

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Confused about Care

Looking for Care? Confused about Care? We've Unlocked the Care System The care system is extremely complex, so we have provided a guide to negotiate your way through the care maze by providing the information and facts you'll need. Let WPIC unlock and simplify the care system. >> More Personalisation Across Government, the shared ambition is to put people first through a radical reform of public servi ...

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What is Care Quality Commission (CQC)

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the new health and social care regulator for England. We look at the joined up picture of health and social care. Our aim is to ensure better care for everyone in hospital, in a care home and at home. The ratings are based on an inspection by CQC.  It includes a review of all facilities and systems of control, interviews with residents their families and staff, surveys c ...

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What’s Right For Your Loved One

What's Right For Your Loved One It is important to take the time to understand your relatives needs and desires. Remember, it's very difficult for people to come to terms with the fact that they are no longer capable of caring for themselves. In many cases, your relatives need to feel self-sufficient will conflict with your concern for his or her safety and welfare. An open line of communication between you ...

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