A recent Survey by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that 70% of people found choosing care to be one of life’s most stressful life decisions compared to other life events, such as choosing their child’s school or getting married.
However there is information available to help you make an informed decision:
- Healthwatch Shropshire carries out Enter & View visits to Care homes, you can read the reports here.
- Tips to help you choose can be found on the CQC website along with the CQC inspection reports which can also help.
- Healthwatch England have produced a guide in five steps to choosing a Care Home and give eight indicators of a good quality home.
Whether choosing for yourself or for a loved one these independent voices can help make the process of choosing care less stressful.