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The Value of Independent Care Advice

Before making any decisions about eldercare options you will want to make sure that you are obtaining accurate and relevant information from a reliable and well-informed source.

My 20 year’s Nursing Experience

I am a registered nurse who qualified from Guys Hospital in London in 1983 and who has gained varied experience in both private and public healthcare sectors. I have enjoyed all of the aspects of my nursing career but in particular, it has been my privilege and pleasure to provide independent care advice to older people and their families for over 20 years now.

My registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council together with my membership of the Care Adviser Network and affiliate membership of the Society of Later Life Advisers place me in the unique position of being qualified to provide advice on both health and care needs and the legal and financial issues which inevitably come to the fore when looking for the right care.

Furthermore, I understand when my remit as a care adviser stops and the remit of a regulated financial or legal adviser starts and it is my experience that older people in need of care will generally benefit from care advice, financial advice, and legal advice.

It is also my experience that resources within the NHS and Local Authorities continue to be under enormous pressure and for this reason, an extra layer of support from an independent care adviser such as myself is highly recommended. I am able to either bridge the gap in services or work alongside other health and social professionals for the benefit of my clients.

And so I would like to summarise the services available to you and the benefits they provide if you decide to give me a call:

➢ A consultation visit to properly understand all aspects of the situation so that independent, accurate and personalised advice can be given and to ensure that important and previously unconsidered points are not missed.

➢ Bespoke and evidence-based research and reporting of the most suitable care options to support informed decision-making.

➢ Accompanied care home visits to take some of the stress and worry out of identifying the right care home.

➢ Detailed independent health and care needs assessment of health and care needs to facilitate optimum care provision and effective later life planning.

➢ Assistance with the completion of Attendance Allowance forms to improve the likelihood of a successful application.

➢ Mediation and advocacy services to support individuals or families during difficult conversations or meetings.

➢ Care monitoring to ensure that care needs continue to be met and to provide an opportunity to discuss any changes or concerns.

Contact Claire for help today.

Essentially I am able to provide as little or as much support as you require and I can be contacted on 07415387129 or alternatively by email on

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