residents against care home closure
Carmarthenshire County Council has voted to keep Caemaen and St Paul's Care Homes open as Residential Care homes run by the Local Authority for the forseeable future.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE CAMPAIGN AND IN CONSEQUENCE THE RESIDENTS OF THE CARE HOMES.
WHEN THEY WERE TOLD THAT THEIR HOME WAS SAVED THE RELIEF AND HAPPINESS THAT THEY SHOWED WAS HEART WARMING TO SEE.
The above celebration was captured by the Llanelli STAR.
Care of the elderly is an essential part of our society that is often overlooked
None of us like to think of growing old, losing our loved ones or our homes,
not being able to do the things that as younger people we take for granted.
Sadly growing old is likely to happen to the majority of us and will almost inevitably affect all of us. We could end up needing to be looked after by others.
There is much talked about in this day and age of "Dignity and Respect" and keeping us all in our own homes as long as possible which is very commendable.
Yet there comes a time when the "Home Care Service" and "Extra Care Service"
fails us, when we need "Dependant Care".
Many councils are now closing their "Residential Care Homes" where the vulnerable dependant elderly need to be looked after (11,000 Homes have
been closed in the last 10 years) and are relying on the private sector.
We are committed to ensure that every person who requires Dependant Care has the right to a place in a Residential Care Home to live in their old
age where they can be happy and well cared for the rest of their lives in a comfortable, stimulating and safe environment.