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How can families and friends help a loved one transition to residential care?

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V…0510RegularvisitsRespitecare in thesame pla…I wouldn'twant aloved one…
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Regular visits4
Space to get used to their surroundings and people3
Respite care in the same place leading up to the move6
Personalise their room as much as possible4
I wouldn't want a loved one in residential care5
Other - leave your ideas in the comments section2
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My first thought is that I wouldn't want a relative to go into a care home but in a practical sense if this came to the crunch, I would choose one near enough for regular visits and make the room as homely as possible with respite visits before deciding on a permanent decision.

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I agree, if the decision has to be made to do into a home I think respite visits leading up to it can help you decide which one...

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One of the things we did was play to the personality of the person.

We talked with the staff and let them know that the person was a carer by nature and if they could give her opportunities to be helpful it would reduce the impact.

We also spent a lot of time with the person encouraging them to make new friends.

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Respite care in the same place leading up to the move
I wouldn't want a loved one in residential care