Choosing The Right Nursing Home
At Willow Grange, we understand that choosing finding the right nursing home for your loved one can seem daunting. You want to make sure you get it right and that your loved one will be happy and cared for wherever they go. Because we understand how difficult the decision can be, we have put together a ‘how to choose a nursing home’ checklist to offer some guidance. This should give you an idea of questions to ask and what else to consider when choosing the right nursing home for your loved one.
What are some things to consider when choosing the right nursing home?
- Consider that there may be a waiting list and enquire about this as soon as possible.
- Ensure the home provides the correct level of care for your loved one.
- Do your research. Read brochures, reviews and speak to a manager to get the best understanding of the home possible.
- View their most recent CQC inspection report, found either on their website or ask the home directly.
What are some things to think about while visiting the home?
When visiting a nursing home and trying to choose the right one for your loved one there can be a lot to take in. We’ve put together a list of some things to consider when taking a look around the grounds for the first time.
4. Social Aspects
Ask questions about how the residents are socialised. Are there activities to enjoy? Is there an emphasis on socialising?
5. Meal Times
When it comes to meal time, make sure to ask questions about whether the residents can enjoy food together, or alone, based on what your loved one would prefer. Are the meals cooked fresh daily? Would your loved one be encouraged to make their own food?
Think about safety – can your loved one choose to have a male or female member of staff attend to them? Is there a residents call bell system? Ask questions to whoever is showing you around about the safety of the home. The staff should be more than happy to ease your mind about any safety queries or concerns you have.