Ideally, your care home should feel like home – a place you want to be happy and comfortable in. Thinking about what you want and need from a care home is a good start.
What Should I Look For In A Care Home?
Visit a care home more than once when you find a suitable one. Educate yourself about a care home to make an informed decision.
Follow these steps before visiting a home:
- Check to see if the home can provide the level of care you need or may need in the future.
- Find out if the home has any vacancies at the moment. See if there is a waiting list if it doesn’t.
- Call or email the home to speak with the manager or staff before your visit. Read the brochure or website before your visit.
- Check out the home’s most recent inspection report. It can be found on our website or asked for at home.
Type Of Care Required
Here are a few questions to ask yourself or your loved one to determine what kind of support you need:
- How would you describe your ideal care service?
- Do you need help with everyday tasks such as washing and dressing? A residential home is the best option if you only need personal care.
- Do you need nursing care because of a medical condition?
- Need a home with dementia facilities if you have dementia?
- Is your body recovering from an illness? Convalescent care may be the best choice if this is the case.
Your search will be considerably narrowed if you determine what level of care and support you require to remain healthy and happy.
Making The Care Home Selection
Your choice of care home will ultimately depend on your preferences and whether nearby care homes meet your needs. Family and friends can always offer advice and support. It’s always a good idea to get a second opinion; others may notice things you didn’t. We offer free care experts who can help you during the process if you need extra assistance. You can count on us for assistance.