Care Planning and Social Care Advice
We could all find ourselves with the responsibility for arranging care for ourselves or a family member at some time in our lives. This is never an easy situation, so our Care Planning and Social Care Advice service is here to help by providing access to a care advisor who can provide information and advice about adult care issues including short and long-term care.
The Benenden Care Planning and Social Care Advice can help with information about all aspects of care, including:
- Assessing care requirements
- The pros and cons of home care, sheltered accommodation, residential and nursing homes
- Selecting the best care provider; care home or home care
- Short-term and convalescent care following treatment
- Respite care
- Understanding the hospital discharge process and the workings of the NHS and Social Services
- State funding of care, including all benefits and entitlements
Support for parents and guardians of autistic children
Our Care Planning and Social Care Advice service can now provide support for the parents and guardians of autistic children. We can provide personalised advice on important issues such as how to navigate information. We can also help with signposting for support strategies, funding, rights of parents and carers, care options, and respite care.
How Grace Consulting could help you (short video)
Watch our short video (2:57) to see how Grace Consulting could help you and your family.
- Helping identify and understand care needs
- Advising how to best meet these needs
- The pros and cons of all care options, including care at home, sheltered housing, extra care, residential care homes and care homes with nursing
- Managing the cost of care and state funding of care, including all benefits and entitlements
- Finding the best care providers, including care at home, supported living, residential care and nursing care
- Short-term, respite and convalescent care
- Signposting of related services
- Personal visits to assess care needs
- Reviewing and monitoring existing care arrangements
- How to deal with the NHS and Local Authority and their roles and responsibilities
- The hospital discharge process
- Statutory processes and individual rights
Medically reviewed by Cheryl Lythgoe on 19th December 2019. Next review date: 19th December 2020.