Why planning for care early is so important

Published: 17/06/2017

Did you know, the number of people living beyoind 80 is expected to increase fourfold over the next 50 years?

For an increasing majority of us, our retirement years promise to be longer and more productive. But as we live to be older, the chances of us requiring later life care and support also increase. A YouGov survey suggests that around three-quarters of adults expect they will need some sort of care in old age. Half believe their family will take on the burden. A fifth do not know who will care for them.

Later life care is something many of us don't like to think about, for both ourselves or for our families. The result we often see is people panic-purchasing care - reacting to the short-term without thinking through or knowing the depth and breadth of what is available. 

Our team at Bluebird Care in East Devon, Exeter and Exmouth is on a mission to change this. This Summer, we will be launching a campaign aimed at helping demystify home care - and most importantly, get people talking care. 

We will be sharing a series of vlogs we are producing. All are designed to help guide and signpost, and clearly explain home care. In the vlogs we cover subjects like; What is Home Care exactly? How do I recruit the right care staff? How do I choose the best care provider for me and my family? How do you care for dementia?

Because care can be flexible, bespoke. Care can be about leading a fulfilled and enjoyable later life - full of wellbeing. Simply, care can mean care in your home - how you want it.

Keep a close eye on our social media pages, where will be launching the vlogs and sharing them as they are released. 

In the meantime, you can get inolved in the conversation online to show your support and share your own thoughts and experiences of planning for care. 

#talkcare     #lookingaftermum     #lookingafterdad     #happyandhealthyandhome

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