- ask the vital questions most people don't ask - but should
- get a better picture of what a care home will really be like
- gain peace of mind that you've made the best decision you can
- save time and avoid a lot of hassle
When you’re searching for a care home, it can be difficult to know what’s important – and what kind of things should be ringing alarm bells before you make a decision.
Feeling confident about your decision makes the whole process much easier. Plus, of course, when you’ve made the best decision you can, it means your relative will enjoy better care.
It’s the less obvious questions you ask the care home staff and manager that can be the most valuable. That’s why we’ve put together this guide.
“Your list of questions to ask a care home is fantastic. Being faced with the care home situation for the first time is like being given a blank sheet of paper. Where do you start? What is important? What haven’t I thought of? Your guide helped make me feel I knew more of what I was doing. I was therefore more confident in the meetings, and that must be apparent to the care home, too.”
Get better answers – and make a better decision
Don’t be misled by the size or the name of the care home. It’s the attitudes and humanity of staff and the way they provide care that often matters more.
Also, you can’t always rely on the Care Quality Commission official inspection reports to give you a good overview of care in any given care home. These reports generally just tick regulatory boxes and do not generally explore the real day-to-day wellbeing of residents, attitudes of staff, etc.
That’s why it’s vital to do you homework, visit the care home more than once and ask lots of questions.
This practical guide includes over 130 tips and questions about:
- Personal safety and getting outside
- Nutrition, hydration and the practicalities of eating and drinking
- Activities and lifestyle choices
- Physical exercise and therapies
- Washing and dressing
- Specific health needs
Plus, it includes a section on actually making the decision – and a further section on care fees funding and NHS Continuing Healthcare.
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