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Paying For Care is a national information and advice service helping older people, their families, friends and carers make informed choices when faced with having to pay for their own care. The service is impartial, not for profit and free to use.
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What to look for when you visit a care home
It is a difficult and emotional time when it comes to looking for a care home for you or a loved one. It is important to contact your Local Authority or Social Worker to get a list of homes in your area. You can go and view the homes to decide which home is appropriate for the individual going into care.
The best person to talk to is the Home Manager and you may also spend some time talking with the residents and their relatives to find out if this is the right home that meets your needs. Whilst at the home you can also check the following: