If you’ve not had to find a care home before – or if you are currently in a home but are unhappy in it – it can be hard to know where to start. The choice can seem overwhelming, it can be difficult to tell the good from the bad and bewildering to know what questions to ask to get the information to make the right decision for you. That’s why we’re here.
How we can help you
We can help you find:
Residential care – the perfect new home for you
Nursing care – if you have more complex medical needs
Convalescent care – so you can recover after a planned operation or short-term illness
Respite care – when you or your carers needs a break
How we work
All about you: You are the most important person in this journey, so we work with you to put you in control of this important decision. We take time to get to know you, your likes and dislikes, your needs, hopes and concerns – and we respect what is important to you.
Personal service: We meet you personally and guide you through every step of the process.
Future planning: We help you plan successfully for your future to turn what can be a difficult journey into a wonderful discovery, enabling you to live your life to the full – the way you want to.
Expert advice: We have been helping people find care homes successfully for 12 years. When we visit a care home on your behalf we know how to spot the little things that indicate quality, care and attention, and the subtle clues that mean this isn’t a place you’d want to live.
Your champion: We act for you and no-one else. While we provide advice to care homes as part of our commitment to raising standards in the industry, we are completely independent of them and never take a fee for our services to them. If we recommend a care home to you, it is because we believe it meets your requirements, and no other reason.
We can provide as much or as little support as you require. Our services include:
Initial consultation – to understand your needs, your budgets, your hopes and fears
Creating an initial shortlist of care homes for you to consider
Visiting care homes on your behalf and providing you with a comprehensive report on our findings, including photos and our recommendations for which homes would be worthwhile considering further
Taking you to visit the care homes – so you can experience their facilities, food and atmosphere for yourself
Helping you move into your chosen care home – including helping you decide which furniture and personal possessions to take. We’ll even hang your pictures on the wall of your new bedroom for you!
7th January 2018
Referral Fees - not for Chosen with Care
The Sunday Times newspaper has today exposed the referral scandal where agents receive huge commissions for referring clients suffering from addictions to companies who want access to those clients. Making this practice public is long overdue. Unfortunately is also prevalent in the care industry.
Chosen with Care does not take referral fees from any of the companies that it recommends. ...
Debbie Harris was introduced to me by my Solicitor. At that time I was finding it extremely hard trying to find a care home to take my husband who had very challenging behavioural problems and had been asked to leave his existing care home. Debbie worked for a month contacting homes, explaining the problems to them and where they thought they might be able to help, visiting the homes and arranging assessments. She eventually found somewhere willing to take him. She has always been at the end of the phone or on Email to help and support me and I feel I have a friend who really cares about me and my husband. I can't thank her enough.