We continue to provide support after the person cared for has moved into permanent care or has died. At the Carers Centre we understand that circumstances change but emotional and practical demands can remain. Many carers we have met have stopped recognising themselves as carers when the person they cared for has moved into residential or nursing care. However, we recognise the great deal of emotional support, as well as practical support, that can still be provided. As such, we continue to provide support for carers when the person they care for moves into a care home but they continue to provide emotional or, in many cases, practical support for the person concerned.
When the person you have cared for dies the emotional demands can be great. We recognise the need for carers to continue to receive support to enable them to begin the move into another stage in their life. Sometimes bereavement can leave a carer feeling that their purpose in life has ended. We continue to provide support to carers for up to a year after the death of the person they cared for.