Get better answers – and make a better decision
Don’t be misled by the size or the name of the care home. It’s the attitudes and humanity of staff and the way they provide care that often matters more.
Also, you can’t always rely on the Care Quality Commission official inspection reports to give you a good overview of care in any given care home. These reports generally just tick regulatory boxes and do not generally explore the real day-to-day wellbeing of residents, attitudes of staff, etc.
That’s why it’s vital to do you homework, visit the care home more than once and ask lots of questions.
This practical guide includes over 130 tips and questions about:
- Personal safety and getting outside
- Nutrition, hydration and the practicalities of eating and drinking
- Activities and lifestyle choices
- Physical exercise and therapies
- Washing and dressing
- Specific health needs
Plus, it includes a section on actually making the decision – and a further section on care fees funding and NHS Continuing Healthcare.