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When your caring role changes or ends.

A carer's assessment could still be carried out even if the person you look after moves into a residential care home.

Some carers may find that they spend a lot of time visiting the home and maybe helping with personal tasks such as feeding and bathing, or offering company.

The care staff looking after the person you care for should still consider your views and feelings before decisions are made.  It is a good idea to discuss with staff how you will be involved, and what you can expect from them, as soon as you can.

If the person you look after is able to make decisions for themselves they can still make choices about their care and support.

If the person you look after cannot make their own decisions, or may not be able to in the future, you may need to help them to make those decisions or you may have to take action or make decisions on their behalf.

We have information on mental capacity which explains options available.

If you have not already done so, you and the person you care for may also want to think about making a Will (opens in a new window).

The  Relatives and Residents Association (opens in a new window) can support you by giving you the information you need to make confident and informed choices. They have information about selecting a care home, paying for care, adjusting to being in care, or complaining about the quality of care.

Page last updated: 31/05/2017 14:46
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