Helping you to make the right decisions at Kingfisher Court
Our residents have all been where you are, coming to terms with the realities of getting older and grappling with decisions about care. The thought of leaving the comfort and familiarity of one’s home, the place that holds decades of memories, is daunting. It’s not merely a physical transition; it’s a journey of the heart and soul. For many maintaining independence is paramount, and the prospect of giving it up can be deeply unsettling. Yet, there comes a point in life when we must confront our limitations and make decisions in our best interest.
Before being able to make this decision. You must consider emotional readiness. Moving into residential care can bring forth a whirlwind of emotions – fear, sadness, and even relief. It’s essential to give yourself the time and space to process these feelings.
It is human nature to put off doing things that are out of our comfort zone and thinking about a care home would certainly fall into this category for most of us. However, it is worth finding out as much as you can, as early as you can, this enables you to make a choice, to be in control and to know what you want from the experience. Our home managers are always more than happy to give advice, or arrange a tour of the home, even if you are not quite ready to make the move just yet.
Many of our current residents came to us for a trial stay to begin with. This can be a game-changer in the decision-making process. It allowed them to experience first-hand what life within a residential care community is like. During a trial stay, you will be able to get to know the team, participate in activities, and get a genuine feel for the atmosphere, these invaluable insights can help you to decide based on real experiences rather than conjecture.
Making the decision to move into residential care is undoubtedly one of the most challenging choices we’ll have to face. It signifies the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. While it’s natural to feel trepidation, it’s essential to remember that it also opens the door to new opportunities, friendships, and a supportive environment tailored to your needs.
If you have been considering residential care, we offer trial/respite stays and right now we are offering an extra week free of charge when you book a two week stay. There is no commitment, just a three week break to allow you to catch your breath and to experience the reality of the modern care home for yourself.