When the time comes to explore the option of care homes, there are many choices and a number of resources available to help make the right choice for specific needs.
Every search for a care or nursing home should begin with a family discussion with all parties involved. It may help to first discuss what are the most essential services a care home needs to provide. After that, a list of all the desirable qualities your loved one is seeking in their new home is helpful. Often it is thought that you must find a local that is convenient for family, but there are no catchment areas and sometimes it is worthwhile to look a little further for the right fit.
Once you have made a list of potential care homes and considered personal needs, such as dementia or physical disabilities, it is important to visit each care home in person. There are official reports available to rank care homes, and personal recommendations are valuable, but nothing can replace the first hand experience of visiting a care home. A care home should always be ready to welcome visitors.
The Accommodating Care Group offers residential, respite and domiciliary care through our residential homes across the United Kingdom. We pride ourselves on our homes being so well run that you can come for a free tour at any time and can stop in without an appointment. Use our online contact form to submit questions or to request more information about our services.