Making the decision to go into a care home is a personal choice and can be a difficult choice to make. There is so much to consider, and it should be something which is discussed with trusted family members and your GP if you are considering this option or think the point will come when you may need to be cared for in this way.
Some of the reasons that you choose to receive this kind of care in a home rather than living in your home and have a family member care for you or a carer come in can be that you need or will need help with lots of things, so need more constant care rather than help with household tasks. If you have recently had a fall, and this resulted in a stay in hospital for example, the hospital staff may also recommend going to live in a care home to prevent you from having any more falls and to help you whilst you recover.
There are many different types of care homes, some are small, and some are large, some specialise in certain illnesses such as Sanders senior living dementia care homes Leicester. They can also liaise with the hospital and talk about what sort of care is right for you.
One of the best things you can do is to be proactive – so if you think it is something that you may need in the future, start to look into your options now, so that when the time does come you will have a shortlist and a plan.