Care home guide cover

Whether you're choosing a care home for yourself or a relative, finding the right information can be challenging. In this new guide we look at what to consider and essential questions like location and cost, what you want from a home and whether a care home is actually the best option.

How to find the right care home covers: 

  • planning a move to a care home
  • where to start
  • practical questions 
  • how to choose
  • what to research
  • visiting a care home.

The advice in this guide applies to England only. A lot of it will still be relevant to you but we have a few suggestions if you are looking for advice that is specific to other parts of the UK.

Order publications

Advice guides

Our friendly, accessible Advice Guides give older people advice and tips on making the most of later life. (For alternative formats, i.e. large print or audio cd, please email advice@independentage.org)

Leaflets

Our promotional leaflets tell you about our services and publications, and give you an easy way to get in touch to find out more or order publications.


We recommend that you enter a phone number if you are ordering in bulk. This will be shared with the courier in case of any delivery issues.

Date of birth

Are you ordering this publication in a professional capacity?
Please sign me up for the following Independent Age emails
You can also choose to be informed from time to time by SMS, telephone and post – please select your options below