Welcome to 2017. Many of us will have seen our parents over the summer break and noticed that things don’t seem to be going that well at home for them any more. Maybe it is time to start looking for help.
Your parents may have been coping on their own for many years, but you might have noticed some things recently that make you worry. Their increasing forgetfulness, the state of their home or their frailty may be starting to worry you. If any of this sounds familiar, it’s time to start thinking and talking about aged care.
This is a big decision in your mum or dad’s life, so it’s important you start talking to them about their options as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may find you need to make the decision in a rush after an adverse health event and that means they will probably have to compromise.
Your parents may be able to cope better with help at home and that can often be enough to give the family peace of mind and help parents come to terms with getting older and needing help. They might be considering moving into a smaller home and are thinking of a retirement village or an aged care facility.
The transition to aged care isn’t straightforward. Understanding the options and knowing where to start is often confusing and difficult.
That’s where Signpost comes in. We can help you understand the options so you can make an informed choice and we can manage the whole transition for you including helping you to select the best provider, negotiating the terms with the provider and doing the paperwork.
So if you’re contemplating aged care for a loved one and don’t know where to start – don’t delay. Call us today on 1800 744 676 for an obligation-free chat on how we can assist you and your family to get the best aged care outcome.
Until next time,
Sara and Margaret