How can I choose the best care home for my needs?

There are different types of care home to cater for different needs. The type you choose will depend on how much help you need.

Your care needs assessment will tell you what type and level of care you need. Some care homes offer just personal care, others offer nursing care and may specialise in certain conditions, such as dementia. There are also dual-care homes, which offer places to people who need just personal care or who need nursing care as well. 

This will be your new home, so think about what your priorities are as well. Do you want to stay living in the same area, or move closer to family and friends? Would you prefer a large home or a small one? Do you need a home that accepts pets? You may need to compromise so consider what is most important to you.

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