I've just got home from one of my regular meetings at a local Care Home. The overall make-up of residents reflects the usual mixture of physical and mental deterioration that occurs over time, but they are a friendly lot and show a great deal of interest in whatever topic we choose to discuss. I enjoy listening to them and learning about some aspects of their lives.
The residents tell me that they love being there and they receive excellent care from the wonderful staff. Without exception they have all said that they didn't really want to go into a home, but if they had known then what they know now, many of them would have chosen to go into the home sooner.
One resident (who is 90) said that she has a much better life now than when she was living on her own; she can continue her hobby, meet with other residents if she wants company, has lovely food cooked for her and hair/nails done cheaply every week.
I've told my husband the circumstances in which I think it would be appropriate for me to go into a 'Home' and which one I want to go into if I become in need of additional care.
I wonder does anyone else actually plan to go into a home? Why is it usually seen as a 'last resort'? (Apart from the cost!!)
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