Choosing a care home for someone you love is possibly one of the most difficult things you’ll ever face. Will they be happy? Will the staff treat them with the same care and compassion as you?
It’s an emotional time, and can easily be overwhelming. You need to take a deep breath before you make any lasting decisions. Talk to your loved one about their needs and wishes (if that’s possible) and make a list of what’s important to them. Find out about homes in the area, put together a short list and pay each one a visit. You’ll be surprised how different they are.
Have you had to look for a care home for your parent or a relative? How did you decide? Share your tips with members of the Forum.
SimplyHealth Care for Life team