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.
Just a quick update – I’ve now visited all but one of the Nursing Homes in the report, and we have decided on Gloucester House in Sevenoaks, which Mum is happy with. It is actually 5 minutes from my Brother’s house, but we didn’t even know it was there so we are grateful for Chosen with Care for letting us know if it’s existence!
Mum moves in during week commencing 30th January, so she should be settled in in time for her Birthday so we will have a little ‘room-warming/birthday party’ that weekend.
I think that being so close to my brothers house will help her settle in and feel at home. thanks so much for your help.