Whatever your situation, we can offer some advice to help you make an informed choice.
Every individual must have an assessment of needs carried out before they enter a care home. One of the management team at the home will carry out the assessment and if Social Services are providing funding they will also carry out an assessment before the one at the care home.
We appreciate that this can often be a very stressful time, so in order to make this process as easy as possible, we aim to carry out assessments within one day so you can stop worrying and start settling in.
This assessment is not a test and you are not on trial. It is merely to ensure that we are able to provide you with the care you require. Despite it being against the CQC, “Essential Standards Of Quality and Safety”. many homes will neglect to carry out this assessment or may cut corners by doing the bare minimum. It is essential that you insist on a thorough assessment being carried out in order to ensure you will get the correct care. Our care teams (and indeed our assessors) are friendly, caring, knowledgeable and above all, there to help.