A step by step guide to finding the best care home - Part 5
Once you have narrowed your home down to the final one or two, go back for a second visit and have lunch. If possible take your relative or another family member.
Ensure you talk to the Manager and make sure that you get on with her and feel reassured that she is the best person to look after your relative.
If you would like some support in making this crucial decision Debbie Harris is an independent care home finder with many years experience.
Debbie will research care homes that meet your individual needs and view them on your behalf. She will then present you with shortlist of suggested homes that meet your requirements, saving you a huge amount of time and reassuring you that you have made the best choice for your relative.
I was finding it extremely hard 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. Chosen With Care worked for a month contacting homes, explaining the problems, visiting the homes and arranging assessments, eventually finding somewhere to take him. Debbie has always been available to help and support, and I feel I have a friend who really cares about me and my husband.