A step by step guide to finding the best care home - Part 5
Once you have narrowed your home down to the final one or two, go back for a second visit and have lunch. If possible take your relative or another family member.
Ensure you talk to the Manager and make sure that you get on with her and feel reassured that she is the best person to look after your relative.
If you would like some support in making this crucial decision Debbie Harris is an independent care home finder with many years experience.
Debbie will research care homes that meet your individual needs and view them on your behalf. She will then present you with shortlist of suggested homes that meet your requirements, saving you a huge amount of time and reassuring you that you have made the best choice for your relative.
At Chosen with Care we want to inform families, before there is a crisis, about the issues that need to be considered when you are looking for a care home. At a recent care event that we organised, we talked about everything to do with care. At the event we spoke to a lovely couple and received this testimonial -
'My Mum spoke to me for quite a while on Sunday, to say how impressed she had been and how glad they were they had gone along. Both my Nanna and Grandma had dementia before they died and my Uncle has it now. They did not know about the affect small strokes have on developing Dementia and following the advice they received, my Dad is going to attend his doctors and demand an MRI scan, as he had a stroke about a year ago.
Thank you from myself as well, this has been really helpfully for my parents.' Jonathan H.