Experience shows us that many people start looking for care only when something happens to force the issue: a fall, a hospital stay, problems with memory, a decline in personal hygiene, the loss of a husband or wife. These are all triggers that can create a sudden and urgent need to find a safe environment quickly.
Sunrise can help you at this difficult time by calmly and clearly explaining the options available to you. We have helped many thousands of families who have faced this exact situation in the past. So, however big the challenges you face may seem, you can be certain that we will have already seen – and tackled – similar situations in the past.
Once you’ve made that first phone call to Sunrise, you can stop feeling anxious or guilty and start planning for a brand new stage in life for you and your loved ones.
Very often, families find they’ve been wanting to talk to each other about the issue of care for years.
Starting the conversation is the difficult part. Begin by finding a topic which enables you to bring up the subject naturally. Think carefully about whether or not you’ve noticed changes in life. These can sometimes be quite difficult to spot as they can occur slowly over time and people simply get used to dealing with them. This is in no way a comprehensive list. But ask yourself if any of these observations ring true:
If you’re finding it difficult to start a conversation about care, every Sunrise care home has a Director of Community Relations who will be able to advise you. We have helped thousands of families to tackle this difficult subject over the years. We can help you too. Simply contact your local Sunrise care home.
We continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis, following public health advice. We've a detailed set of criteria to inform when an individual home can be reopened safely to limited visiting either by families of existing residents or by potential new residents who may want to view one of our homes. The majority of our homes are open for admissions.
As part of our approach to reopening for visitors, we'll be operating in a very different way. To minimise the risk of infection we've produced a safety guide.
We'll continue to follow public health advice to determine when visits will return to normal and will continue to do our best to support residents to keep in touch with loved ones.