Looking for a care home?

It is daunting when the time comes to put a relative into care, but eventually when caring for someone at home becomes just too much, it’s a necessary step to take.

Social services needs to be the first stop to initiate a care needs assessment and means test to see what funding can be given towards paying costs.

The AGE UK website holds a lot of information too, and you can contact a local office to discuss your needs and concerns with someone.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) website lists all care homes and care at home services, and grades them through inspection. At least this can be a start point when looking for homes in your area.

At the end of the day visiting a care home, asking questions and getting a feel for the environment and how the residents seem has to be the way forwards.