Choosing a care home if you’re funding your own care
If you are funding your own care, you have a great deal of options, and you will need to do a lot of research on which care home provides the best options for you in terms of its cost, location, services, and a host of other potential factors. One of the best places to start is by searching a directory of care homes with nursing, or searching a directory of care homes without nursing.
Choosing a care home if you’re having care provided by the local authority
After a needs assessment from social services, you will be provided with a care plan, which should make clear whether you need residential care and what other options, if any, might be available and most appropriate based on your needs. Even if you’re unlikely to be eligible for financial help with residential care home fees, it could still be worth involving social services. The needs assessment, and information they provide, are likely to be very helpful in making decisions about care.