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Moving Stories: The impact of admission into a care home on residents’ partners

Drawing on the experiences of callers to the R&RA’s telephone advice line, this report looks into the effects – practical, emotional and financial – of a care home admission on the spouse or partner who is left at home.

‘Highlights the impact of a move into care…There is plenty to relate to for anyone who has gone through the trauma of moving a loved one into care, and who wants to know more about their rights.’ Share (national newsletter of the Alzheimer’s Society)

‘A timely and important reminder of the emotional and practical difficulties experienced by partners and spouses when the problem of care-home admission presents.’
Ageing & Society

“Offers information and comment that is logically presented and easily understood… This is an essential book for everyone concerned about family caregivers. It is not only well presented but affordable.”
London Centre for Dementia Care website (

2006, A4 size, 48 pages, ISBN 978-1-900216-06-7.  Publication price £8.00: R&RA members £6.00.

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