For many people, the idea of moving into residential care or a nursing home is one that – quite frankly – they’d rather not think about. Apart from the dislocation involved in leaving a family home, full of memories, there are all the usual stresses of moving home.
One of the biggest challenges, however, is to acknowledge the fact that you may need care at all. Start by asking yourself a few straight questions:
Simply making a call to Sunrise doesn’t mean that you’re committing yourself to moving into care. We talk to people every day who simply need more information before they even begin to make a decision.
We can advise on everything from how to pay for the care you need to how you can best arrange your affairs to the benefit of your family. To start the ball rolling, and to equip yourself with the information you need, talk to your local Sunrise care home now. Alternatively, call in while you’re passing or pop into one of our regular events and have an informal chat with us while you’re here.
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.