Looking for the right care home is a daunting and often, emotional, task. In order to evaluate the best area to look for a care home in, it is important to contact the respective local authority or social worker, to get a list of homes in the areas you are looking in. The best way to suss out if a home is the right one for yourself or your loved one is by visiting it in person, having a walk-around and meeting with the staff. The best person to talk to is the respective care home’s Home Manager. You might also want to spend some time talking with residents and their relatives, to find out if the home is right for you or your loved one.
Whilst at the home, this simple checklist might help: