The age of caring
Sarah Bradbury discusses what you should think about when considering social care for the elderly.
In current times, when pension provisions are limited, the cost of care homes are increasing and we are all said to be living longer, many of us may find ourselves in the difficult position where we have to decide what to do about the care of our ageing relatives who can no longer live independently. In fact, one in seven of the working UK population find themselves having to juggle their job with the responsibility of providing unpaid care for a loved one.
Choosing the right type of care option for a loved one can be one of the hardest and most stressful experiences you can go through. Knowing what will be best for them, how much it will cost, what is best for the rest of the family and where to even start are all daunting questions.