Journal article

Carers continuing to care after residential care placement

Kirsten J Moore, Briony Dow

International Psychogeriatrics | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015

Abstract

One of the most difficult times for family carers is when the person they care for moves into a residential care home. Although they are relieved to some extent of the day-to-day tasks of caring, they lose the company of their loved one, which can be especially difficult for spouse carers. It is not always easy to obtain residential placement near to the carer's home, so carers may have to travel some distance to see the person they care for, which they often do on a daily basis. Furthermore, they lose control of the care provided, including the perceived quality of that care. They may also lose services, such as home care, or benefits, such as carer payments, that they were receiving on beh..

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