The Care Act and Your Right to Choose
Choosing a care provider to look after you or your loved one is a big decision, one that requires time and research. We believe that receiving quality care is vital, but unfortunately, many people put up with inadequate care and simply accept what they are given. What many people don’t realise is that The Care Act actually gives people the power to make effective and personalised choices over their care.
In this post, we hope to give a voice to vulnerable people and empower you or your loved one to choose a care provider that’s truly right for you. Read on to learn more about how The Care Act can improve people’s independence and wellbeing by giving them the right to choose their homecare in Manchester and beyond.
Care is Personal
When it comes to care, there is no “one size fits all” solution. In fact, you have the right to choose a carer that is uniquely fitted to the needs of you and your loved one. Consider that if you were purchasing a house, you wouldn’t buy the first home you walked into. Rather, you would choose a home that meets your specific needs, lifestyle, and personal preference. Likewise, choosing a care provider is a very personal decision. If you are unhappy with the quality of care you are receiving, it’s every bit within your right to change care providers, regardless of what local authorities say.
Dealing with Poor Care
In this day and age, it’s shocking that poor quality care still exists but sadly, it does. We believe every person, regardless of sex, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability, should receive the exceptiontal quality of care they deserve. That’s why we’re committed to treating the people we care for as we would our own family: with an abundance of dignity, respect, and compassion. Under no circumstances should poor care be accepted. If you or your loved one are experiencing poor care, please know that The Care Act empowers you to choose and receive the ongoing care and support you deserve.
The Right to Choose
The most important point we want to make is that you have the right to choose. You have the right to ask questions. You have the right to change your mind. So why is it that so many people accept what they are given, even when they are not receiving the care they deserve? Sadly, fear mongering prevents many families from taking action. They are led to believe it will be too difficult to change care providers or that it may cost more money than they can afford. We understand that the last thing you want to do is rock the boat or demand changes, especially when change itself can be unsettling. However, it is vitally important to understand that The Care Act gives you a voice. At the end of the day, it’s really about making the best decision for you and your loved one.
Get in Touch
If you are unhappy with the current care you are receiving or if you would like to know more about the services we offer, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly staff would be more than happy to answer any of your questions and provide more information on homecare in Manchester and the surrounding area.