Author: Age NI
Published on 19 February 2014 03:00 PM
Jacqui Corscadden, Age NI Services Manager said, ‘Our Advice Service is receiving lots of calls from people who are concerned or confused about community care, which is the support that helps people to live independently at home.’
'We hear from older people being cared for and from those caring for an older or disabled or ill family member or friend. Last year, the Age NI advice team received over 1000 calls relating to care at home, with top concerns being the availability of care services/treatment, grants, aids and adaptions as well as carer issues.'
'The caring experience can be overwhelming for older people and their carers as many are unsure where to turn to when faced with confusing choices or challenges.'
'Some people in later life require intensive support for their care needs at certain times of the day or with meal preparation. Others need equipment, aids and adaptations to improve their mobility and increase their confidence at home. Sometimes situations like these may put pressure on finances, relationships and health and wellbeing, yet lots of people don’t know about the range of help that’s available.'
'If you are concerned about a care issue and you are worried that you’re not getting the information or support you need, please call us in confidence today on freephone 0808 808 7575.'