Hallmark Carehomes

What is the 12-week property disregard?

Funding residential care is a topic we are frequently asked about. There are many different aspects to consider, one of which is the value of property. In this guide, Nicky Cave, of Eldercare Solutions Ltd, explains the 12-week property disregard.

Our guide to understanding dementia

There are many forms of dementia and understanding what to expect after diagnosis can be hard at such a difficult time. We have put together a guide full of useful information to help you understand the journey ahead.

The Hallmark Care Homes Dementia Strategy

Hallmark Care Homes have created a Dementia Strategy which details the actions we will undertake as part of our vision to be recognised as the leading provider of high-quality relationship-centred care for all residents by 2020 and how we will deliver outstanding dementia care to residents. Download a summary here to find out what we planning to do.

How can I fund care for my loved one?

How best to pay for a stay in a care home is a topic we are frequently asked about. There are a few different choices for self-funders, and this article outlines the main ones. In this guide, Nicky Cave, of Eldercare Solutions Ltd, explains some available options.

Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney or Court of Protection?

When a person loses mental capacity, and someone else needs to make decisions for them, should this be done under a Lasting Power of Attorney or through the Court of Protection? In this guide, Nicky Cave, of Eldercare Solutions Ltd, explains the difference.

What are the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards?

The Mental Capacity Act of 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are both ‘hot’ topics within the care sector at the moment. However, not everyone understands the content of the Act or the implication of lost capacity. Julie Rayner, Care Quality, Governance and Compliance Director at Hallmark Care Homes, has put together this guide to help those looking for residential care make sense of what can be confusing terminology.

Moving Into A Care Home: Checklist

Once you find a care home that meets your love one’s needs, it’s time to start thinking about moving in. It can be a stressful time, especially if your loved one will be selling or renting their house at the same time. We’ve put together this handy advice guide to help you prepare for moving in day, ideal for anyone who’s getting ready to move in.

Moving Into A Care Home: Packing List

Moving into a care home can be both an exciting and an emotional time for residents and their families. It’s a time to embrace new beginnings, meet new people and experience new activities, as well as leaving a place that has been called home for many years. To help your loved one and family members on moving day, we’ve put together this free packing list, to help you ensure you bring everything needed to make the day run smoothly.

What Happens if my Loved One's Care Needs Change?

When looking for a care home for your loved one, it’s important to consider how their care needs may change over time. At Hallmark Care Homes, we look to ensure all our residents are supported to lead a high quality of life, that's why we meet with all our new residents to understand their life history, and develop a care package tailored to their individual needs. If their care needs change over time, we work with our team of experts to adapt our care package, in consultation with you, to ensure they receive the right level of care and continue to enjoy life to the full.

What Should You Look For When Choosing A Care Home?

When choosing a care home, there are a number of things you need to consider. To help you find the right care home to meet your loved one’s needs, we’ve put together this handy guide, taking you step by step through all the essential things you need to consider in order to make an informed decision.

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