As featured on ‘What If?’ hosted by Lorraine Kelly and daughter Rosie
Everything you need to start the #CareConversation
Just like Rosie Smith and TV-legend mum Lorraine Kelly, we’re used to talking about personal experiences and love hearing inspiring stories.
So we’re proud sponsors of their What If? podcast series exploring life’s ‘what ifs’. Each week they meet celebrity guests to discuss their turning points, thoughts and decisions in life. One difficult conversation you may need to have is about care. So how can you start your family’s care conversation?Listen to the podcast
Are you finding it hard to know where to start? Do you need tips and ideas to overcome resistance to the idea of care or getting professional support? You’ve come to the right place. Get a link to our free guide here.
We understand that talking about care with loved ones feels like a big taboo. Read on for tips, ideas and even a family game to break the ice. Don’t forget that help is on hand from your local office.
We did some research finding out peoples’ views on having a #CareConversation with their parents. What do you think the results were?
are reluctant to speak to their parents about care
This is despite a third of those surveyed saying they were concerned about their parents’ physical health. Are you surprised by this?
4 simple tips you can use
to begin the Care Conversation
Pick the right time and place so that your loved one is content and in a comfortable environment
Take time to hear how your loved one is feeling and find out how they feel they're coping at home
Make clear the conversation is about prolonging independence, helping them stay at home for longer
What support is out there now or in the future to help your loved one stay at home for longer?
Get a lively conversation started with this game! It includes care questions for your family to talk about and is a great way to find out what each person really thinks.
How to play
Click to reveal a new question. Be ready to get your family discussion started!
Gilly is now feeling more independent than ever with support from her Care Professionals, describing them as 'friends.'
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