The Good Practice Guide
Essential advice for ensuring a successful move into a care home
This guide focuses on the practical and emotional issues people often encounter when making the decision to support someone to move into a care home.
It aims to raise awareness of the needs of older carers and the value of engaging them as experts in the care of the person they care for. It also provides insights from care home staff.
This guide will:
• Share some supportive strategies to ensure the best transition possible
• Share real life giving examples of transitions to care homes from older carers
• Raise awareness of the needs of older carers and families who are caring for someone who is moving to a care home
• Hear from care homes about what works well for them, and how they actively support families and older cares
• Share a reflective practice training resource for care home staff.
Age UK 'Later Life'
• 65% of older carers (aged 60–94) have long-term health problems or a disability themselves
• 68.8% of older carers say that being a carer has an adverse effect on their mental health
• One third of older carers say they have cancelled treatment or an operation for themselves because of their caring responsibilities
*Source: Age UK