Making a real difference

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

*ADRIAN ASHURST looks into Barchester Healthcare’s ‘Memory Lane’ communities, which provide care and support for people experiencing dementia and their families.* An illness in a family can have far-reaching effects, both for the person who is ill and for family members, who live, care or support them. The decision to move in to a care home setting is not one that many of us would relish or would wish to make for ourselves. When that decision needs to be made on behalf of another family member, despite it being in their best interest, the outcome is tinged with more than a degree of guilt and worry. Care homes have been under the spotlight of late, with concerns over fees, poor practices in medication administration, mistreatment and malnourishment. The image many people will hold about a care home is that it will be a smelly, gloomy and sad place, where people just go to die in obscurity. This image could not be further from the truth when visiting a care home belonging to the Barchester Healthcare Gro

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