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If you live with a loved
one suffering from cerebral palsy, you know it gets hard sometimes. Although
you care deeply for them, it is challenging to balance their care with the other responsibilities in your life.
There are demands of
work, being there for other members of the family, and of course, caring for
your well being. You want to be there and provide your loved one with all the
care and attention they need, but sometimes you can’t. This is where a nursing
home comes in handy.
homes for people with Cerebral Palsy
Nursing homes are often
associated with the elderly. However, these health care facilities are great for individuals
living with disabilities or suffering from conditions such as Cerebral Palsy
for specialized, round-the-clock care.
organize for your loved one to have constant
professional care, while you take care of other responsibilities in your life.
Nursing homes for special needs are ideal to
take a loved one living with Cerebral Palsy when you are incapable of handling
the demands that their care involves.
take your loved one with cerebral palsy to a nursing home?
If you are on the fence
about this, here are some reasons to take your loved one suffering from
Cerebral Palsy to a nursing home.
- Nursing home or care
homes for people with special needs have trained personnel and specialised
facilities to take care of people living with Cerebral Palsy.
- The staff in nursing homes have experience in
dealing with any emergencies or challenges that may come up.
- The presence of other
people with Cerebral Palsy in the facility may give them a sense of family. Your loved one can interact with others with similar conditions and may even make
- Nursing homes provide many activities and therapies for people with Cerebral Palsy
that may improve their condition and give them a better quality of life.
So don’t feel bad if you
need to take your loved one to a special needs nursing home. It’s probably the
best place for them, and you can always visit.
to choose the right nursing home for your loved one
Once you decide to take
your relative to a nursing home, you may wonder how to go about it. There are also several nursing homes in the
Braunton area, and you may have a hard time choosing the right one. Here are a
few tips to help you make the right choice.
1. Get a list of Cerebral
Palsy nursing homes in Braunton
To find a list of nursing
homes for Cerebral Palsy in the area, you can do the following.
The internet is the
easiest place to get all the information you need. Search for ‘Cerebral palsy
homes in Braunton.’ You can also try ‘special needs homes in Braunton’, or
‘Nursing homes for the disabled in Braunton.’ You can also get some helpful
You can also look for information on particular sites. Some good examples are the care home UK website as well as the NHS website.
- Contact your local council
council can also help you get information on nursing
homes for special needs in Braunton. It’s especially important to contact them
for help if they will be paying for the care. That way, they can give you a
list of nursing homes for special needs that they recommend.
The carehome.co.uk site provides a ‘compare care’ homes feature you
can try. It will help you find possible care homes for special needs in your
area, their location, and reviews.
visit your local area social services and ask for recommendations on suitable
nursing homes for your loved one. They may have a suggestion or two you can
You can also check the
status of a nursing home from the Care Quality Commission. It will help you to concentrate on the homes that have the
best feedback and avoid those that have the worst.
After going through these
options, you will have a list of possible homes to pick. But how do you make
the right choice?
Things to consider when choosing a care home for your loved one
Before you pick a care
home for your loved one living with Cerebral Palsy, get some vital information
that will help you make the right choice. Things to look into are;
- Location: Do you want the facility to be close
to home, specific schools, or hospitals, shops, parks, etc.
- Costs and mode of payment allowed: Does the
nursing home accept payment from local authorities, NHS, and other institutions
that help with the medical care or does it only accept self-funding.
- Level of care: What kind
of care do they give? What facilities and equipment do they have? Also, find
out which experts or professionals work there and which activities and
therapies are available for people with Cerebral Palsy.
- Visiting: What is the policy on visiting your
loved one and spending time with them?
- Complaints: Find out how nursing homes treat any complaints about
things such as abuse, substandard care, etc.
- Emergencies and Last Rights: It
is essential to find out what happens if your loved one passes away while in
the nursing home. The same applies to cases where he/she suffers a medical
emergency that needs a transfer to a hospital.
- Notice Policy: Find out
how long you are given to find another place if the terms in your contract
change unfavorably. Ask if they are obligated to provide any kind of warnings
like a call, email, or official letter.
You can get all this
information from the nursing homes website, or you can pick it up from their
brochures when you visit the place in person.
Visit the homes
After all this, you will
have a shortlist of possible nursing homes to choose from that you can visit.
Visiting the homes will give you a chance to gather more information and inspect
their facilities so you can make the right choice. After this, you should have
the right home for your loved one.
Consult an attorney
However, before you make
a choice, consult a lawyer. Make sure you get a copy of the terms and
conditions necessary for your loved one to stay in your home of choice. You may
also get a copy of the contract they want you to sign to leave your loved one
With the terms and
conditions and contract in hand visit a solicitor to help you understand any
terms and conditions or contract jargon that is beyond you. It will help you to
avoid any legal problems in the future and ensure you pick the home with the
These tips will help you
pick the right nursing home for the care of people with Cerebral Palsy in
Braunton. It may be extensive, but if you take it a step at a time, you will be
assured that you have
done your best for
your loved one and found the right nursing
home. That way, you can have peace of mind wherever you go, knowing that they
are getting the best care.