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Post Christmas Care Forum

Families who have discovered over the course of Christmas festivities that ageing relatives and loved ones are starting to struggle, are being invited to a free event to find out more about support that is available.

Barchester Healthcare is partnering with local specialists in finance, property and law, as well as the Seniors Advice Agency and Alzheimer’s Society, to host an event at the company’s spectacular new residential care home, The Fernes, in Fareham which will offer expert advice and guidance in planning for the future.

‘We receive a lot of enquiries straight after Christmas about concerns families have for loved ones they have visited over the holiday,’ explains Hayley Beeching, Senior Associate at Verisona Law who belongs to Solicitors for the Elderly and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and will be attending the event.

‘It is inevitable that if people move away and have busy lives, time can pass between visiting relatives and any deterioration in their ability to look after themselves is much more noticeable and, in some cases, even shocking.’

‘We wanted to provide the opportunity for people to do something to set their minds at rest during the holidays and visiting relatives are likely to still be in the area. People should feel welcome to simply drop in for an informal chat about their concerns.’

‘Care Solutions at the Fernes’ will take place on Wednesday 28th December between 10.00am and 4.00pm at The Fernes Care Home, 6 Samuel Mortimer Close, Fareham PO15 5NZ. For more information, contact General Manager Catherine Bezer on 01329 443600 or email marieke.meijer@barchester.com

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