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Perry Manor publishes guide to help overwhelmed carers

June 30th 2017

Perry Manor is providing support for people caring for a loved one after finding that 62 per cent feel ‘overwhelmed’ by their caring responsibilities.

Perry Manor has launched A helping hand, a guide packed with practical and emotional advice and support, after surveying 1,000 people who care for, or have responsibility for, someone over the age of 55.

The easy-to-follow guide has been designed to support those who care, and pools the expertise of Care UK’s care colleagues and fellow carers.

The study found that 58 per cent of carers in the West Midlands said they never or don’t often ask for help with caring responsibility. A further 39 per cent admitted that they weren’t aware that there was government support available. 

The guide provides information on the rights of carers and the help they are entitled to, as well as offering ways for them to continue delivering great care for their loved one while keeping themselves happy and healthy. Carers are also offered information on what to consider and how to proceed should they wish to explore respite or permanent residential care for their loved one.

Katherine Matthews, home manager at Perry Manor, said: “Caring for someone can be incredibly rewarding, though it can also be physically and emotionally demanding. We want to remind people that if they’re caring for an older relative or friend, it’s important to remember that they may feel isolated or overwhelmed at times - but this is natural, and they are not alone.

The study also revealed that 41 per cent of respondents in the West Midlands admitted that they neglect their own wellbeing due to time being taken up by caring responsibilities. A further 41 per cent also said that they neglect their relationship with their partner, and 27 per cent even added their relationship with their children was negatively impacted.

Katherine continued: “Though they often feel overwhelmed, many people don’t think of themselves as carers, and don’t recognise that care takes a variety of forms: from helping someone to get well after an operation, to popping in to have a chat with someone each day – this all constitutes caring, and the responsibilities can mount up.

“To pick up your free copy of A helping hand, pop in to Perry Manor, or download the guide at careuk.com/helpinghand. Our doors are always open, and our trained team is on hand to talk to people who care about the support available to them, as well as the different options for respite or permanent care for their loved one.” 

Perry Manor is a CQC-rated ‘outstanding’ care home in Worcester that provides a full range of round-the-clock care for older people. The skilled and experienced team at our luxurious, purpose-built care home provides residential, dementia care and nursing care, as well as short term respite care and end of life care – all under one roof.

Perry Manor
Charles Hastings Way
Worcester
WR5 1ET (For sat nav, please use post code WR5 1DD)

0333 321 1925