Care homes – An important decision to make
Choosing the right care home for your loved ones can be an overwhelming task. Deciding where your loved ones will spend their remaining years can be like having the weight of the world on your shoulders. Luckily, you have made the first right step, researching how to find the care homes your loved ones deserve. This article aims to walk you through the process of finding a care home that is best suited for your loved ones individual needs as well as some specific care homes to consider.
When your loved one needs a care home
When someone we love begins to exhibit signs that indicate that they are no longer able to care for themselves the first thing that comes to mind is, who will care for them. Most families do not have the time involved to properly care for an aging relative, and private nursing staff are very expensive which is why care homes are often the only option.
The thought of leaving a loved one to be cared for by strangers can be terrifying, so choosing the best care home is essential for both your loved ones comfort and your peace of mind. There are plenty of places where your relatives can get not only good accommodation facilities but friendly and loving care so they will not feel like they have been abandoned.
Where to start
The internet is an obvious way to research care homes, most reputable care homes have websites that are packed full of facility pictures and detailed information as well as ways to contact them directly for additional information such as: do they have regular tours and information sessions at their facility? and if they do not; can they be arranged by appointment?
You want to deal with a care home that welcomes questions and enquiries, as this shows that the facility appreciates the great responsibility you are potentially entrusting them with.
Take advantage of online review sites, for example carehomereviewer.com has reviews on thousands of care homes across the UK.
The Spinney Care Home
The Spinney Care Home is located in Chingford, London, they offer both residential and dementia care and fully meet the requirements of the Care Quality Commission. The home has 48 beautifully maintained en-suite bedrooms and is surrounded by stunningly manicured gardens for the residents to enjoy. The Spinney boasts many amenities for its residents including lounge and dining areas located on each floor, as well as a hair salon, private mini bus, in room phone points and Internet access.
The staff at Spinney Care is comprised of caring and empathetic people who pride themselves on providing ultimate comfort the residents. They are on call 24 hours a day for any needs that the residents may have, but they are careful to make sure that the residents’ privacy is respected.
Rowan Garth Nursing Home, Liverpool
Rowan Garth is located in the residential area of Anfield and is very close to Liverpool's city centre. It has 150 comfortable rooms for its residents, these rooms are cleaned daily and come pre furnished or empty should the residents wish to bring their own furnishings. Some rooms come with a private patio that overlooks the homes gorgeous sensory gardens. Rowan Garth provides a wide range of care for residents from residential, dementia and mental health. The home has 5 separate houses each specifically equipped to meet the residents’ individual needs. The facility has a 24-hour call system and provides communal and in room TVs. Their staff is made up of highly trained caring individuals dedicated to providing the best care possible for their residents.
Wherever you are in the UK, researching and touring a potential care home is the best way to get a feel for whether it’s the right one for your relative. Once chosen, your loved one will be in the best place to be cared for into their golden years.