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Residential Care – What do you need to think about

The most important thing to get right is to find a care home that will meet the needs of the potential resident.

All care homes differ so its important that you think about what makes a good care home.  Our handy care home search facility will help make this process as easy as possible for you. Please do watch our short video that sets out the 5 steps you need to to consider when choosing a residential care home.

4 key things you should do ahead of moving in to care

Here are 4 key steps that you should take.

1 – Make sure you choose the right Care Home

The most important thing to get right is to find a care home that will meet the needs of the potential resident.

All care homes differ so its important that you think about what makes a good care home.

Our handy care home search facility will help make this process as easy as possible for you.

2 – Work out the costs of care

It is important to work out how much you will pay for your care. Increasingly more and more people are having to pay themselves, and the costs can easily get over £100,000.

3 – How will you pay for your care?

There are 6 main ways in which you can pay for your care.  You can read more about the options here.

4 – Get advice on how to pay for your care

We strongly recommend that you speak to a specialist financial advisor that is able to advise you on the options you have to pay for your care costs.  Click here for more information on how a financial advisor will be able to help.  

You can find an advisor in our directory of specialist financial advisors.

Our FREE Care Home Matching Service

Did you know that on average it takes about 30 hours to find a care home?

This is why we launched the Care Home Matching Service.  Basically, you just tell us what you are looking for and we will go away, and working with our partners, find you a care home that meets your requirements within 48 hours. All for FREE!  You can read more about the matching service here.

To help us, we have Rory the Robot.   You can chat to him and tell him what you need (he even occasionally talks back!) and based on that we will find you a care provider.  All you need to do is click ‘Yes, help me find care!” below.

Hello, I’m Rory the Robot.  I can help you find a care home, with availability, within 48 hours! If you’d like some help, lets have a chat……

Here is a short video that explains how our FREE Care Matching Service works.

More useful information you should read

Here’s some very useful information, which we strongly recommend you read if you are in the process of looking to go in to a residential care home.

5 steps to finding the right care home

Should the NHS pay for your care home costs?

Care Home vs Home Care - Which is best?

Is Assisted Living another option for you?