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A Guide to Care

Finding quality care for yourself or a loved one can be difficult - particularly at a time when emotions and levels of anxiety are running high.  As a long-established care provider, we are confident we can help.  

We recommend that families do their research in advance...  We suggest a read of the latest inspection report from the Care Quality Commission as well as any reviews on independent website Carehome.co.uk.  We would also advise you to ask the local health community including GPs, district nurses and paramedics for their opinions since they usually work very closely with care homes.  Finally, nothing beats visiting a care home to help give you a ‘feel’ for what life is like.   As you tour around you should ask a number of questions and we’ve found the checklist developed by AgeUK to be pretty comprehensive.  It suggests what questions to ask and the sorts of things you might want to look for in a care home.  Download it here

Feel free to get in touch with us if you’ve got any questions about care for yourself or a loved one or if you’d like to pay us a visit. The Elms maintains a waiting list so that even if you’re not yet ready to move in right away, it gives you the option to do so when you are ready.

It has been an extremely challenging time for Mum and all of us, never before have we had to consider care and thank goodness we discovered all of you at The Elms!