So can it be a problem when people come into a care home too soon?
In short, no. This is a common concern, with a lot of guilt surrounding it. But let me clear up some important points about this.
It is far better to find a care home that both you & your Mum will love. When your Mum comes into care at this early stage she gets looked after properly.
The care she receives at home tends to be very hit & miss. Often with 2 or 3 people trying to manage several different needs. It's messy & priorities get missed.
At Hopton Cottage we will speak directly with Mum's GP, District Nurses or Hospital Services to make sure all her physical care needs are sorted quickly & easily.
For Mum's mental health needs we will speak directly with Memory Services & Community Mental Health Services so you will have nothing to worry about. The right people help Mum in the right way at the right time.