As independent care home finders we have very frank conversations with the care homes.
We will discuss in detail the needs of clients in order to work out whether the care home can cope with them, not only physically but emotionally. This might sound a bit 'airy fairy', but if we have an elderly lady who is frail and timid, we do not want to suggest a care home to her family where the staff are too robust. We also want to ensure that the activity levels and noise levels of the home work well with the potential resident.
So it shouldn't surprise you, given the level of detail we go in to with a care home, that we also discuss the care homes fees. If we are able to negotiate with the care home to reduce the fees for our clients - then that is what we will do. We always ask whether there is any room for movement on the fees. It might only be £50 per week, but that adds up to £200 per month and £2,400 per annum. Not to be sniffed at!
Please do get in touch if you are looking for a care home and want to find not only the best care home, but also the best price too.
Thank you very much for your hard work and skill in matching the needs of my mother which we set out in the plan. I have carefully examined all the information you sent me and can report that I have visited the care home today. I confess that both I and my wife were overwhelmed with the care and tenderness that Karen and her staff gave us and the magnificence of the brand new apartments shown. You most certainly deserve evert penny of the £750.00 that I have deposited into your account this evening.
Interestingly Karen was not at all surprised when I phoned to arrange a visit today and most of the staff that I spoke with also had knowledge of mum. I concluded that your conversation with Karen was so positive that you too expected me to take full advantage of her offer which I have now set in progress.
I have informed the care home where mum is at the moment that Karen will be calling in on mum next Wednesday to do an assessment with a view of her moving and all being well mum should be moved very soon.