Advice on Moving to a Care Home

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Advice for people who are moving to a Care Home, and their families, is now available through a new online resource produced by the Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership.

The information is intended to help offer support during what can be a difficult and emotional time for individuals and their relatives.

Councillor Ken Lynn, Chair of the Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “This new resource clearly identifies the key steps in the process when people have to move into a Care Home.

“These events can lead to anxiety and distress and I am keen that we can offer as much assistance as possible.

“There are always differences for each individual, but we are trying to focus on the main issues.

“This new resource also provides a number of pointers for people to be able to check that they are receiving relevant information at the right time, by suggesting questions to ask and things to consider.

The information is also available in leaflet form and can be found online at and in local libraries.

Councillor Lynn added: “I fully understand that this is a very stressful time for families and that is why we have made this guide to the process as easy to follow as possible.

“I would also like to thank the staff and family members who came together to create this resource, pulling on their professional and personal  experience in supporting people in these situations.”

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