It can feel difficult to know where to start when you’re looking for a residental care home. Thinking about what you want and need from a care home is a good place to start.
If you are not sure what to look for in a care home or what questions to ask when you are looking around, we can help you with the following resources:
When visiting, make sure to spend some time looking around and finding out more from the person showing you around, as well as other staff and residents. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Feel free to bring a checklist of things you want to find out. Think about what matters to you or to your loved one. Is the home able to provide the care that is needed? What are the visiting arrangements? Can the home cater for special diets? Are there additional charges on top of the weekly fee? How will you be able to spend your time? How often does the doctor visit and will you be able to keep your own GP? Can I bring my own furniture? These are just examples of questions you should consider.