Rarely a day goes by without negative stories about care homes either on News at Ten or in the press. This last week has been no exception as the CQC has released a report stating that 20% of care homes are failing.
It has never been more important to make sure that the choices you are making about a residential care home or a nursing home - are the right ones.
At Chosen with Care we are piloting a Free Care Home Advice Line to ensure that families have the information they need to find the very best care homes. We believe that if you really understand what you are looking for you will be able to find a good care home. If you are investigating whether a care home is the best option for yourself or a loved one get it touch, we will talk you through everything you need to know and make sure that you are making the best decisions.
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.