Very few experiences prepare you for the responsibility that comes with looking after the partner you have loved and shared your life with and counted on for years - particularly if they are at the mercy of dementia and now rely on you for everything.
Your desire to do the best for them whist trying to remain healthy, fit and capable yourself, is becoming increasingly difficult and emotionally draining. It's leading to challenges in all aspects of your life, leaving you overwhelmed, frustrated and - all too often - desperately lonely. But it's still hard to admit that you need help.
As a first step to redressing the balance for both of you, pick up the phone and talk to us. Chosen with Care offers a personalised service that helps ease the pressure by finding the ideal care home solution for your dear partner, meaning you can concentrate on providing unstinting emotional support and love.
Just a quick update – I’ve now visited all but one of the Nursing Homes in the report, and we have decided on Gloucester House in Sevenoaks, which Mum is happy with. It is actually 5 minutes from my Brother’s house, but we didn’t even know it was there so we are grateful for Chosen with Care for letting us know if it’s existence!
Mum moves in during week commencing 30th January, so she should be settled in in time for her Birthday so we will have a little ‘room-warming/birthday party’ that weekend.
I think that being so close to my brothers house will help her settle in and feel at home. thanks so much for your help.