There are many types of residential care homes available.
- Permanent care homes for older people
- Homes for younger adults with disabilities and homes for children
They may be:
- Privately owned
- Run by the voluntary sector or local authorities
You may want to consider in detail the many options for residential care before you make a decision.
At the Portland Centre we can offer advice and tips on how to choose a Care Home. You will, of course visit many Care Homes either in our local area or another area. However, it is always a good thing to know what the 'questions' are, in order to find the answers.
Knowledge is power
Paying for a Care home for a loved one can be a big financial commitment so it’s important to know what you’re looking for. You must also be sure that you can afford the payments and that the care you need is provided with attention and empathy that you want and expect.
We can give you Advice and Information on Care Homes for:
- Older people
- Adults aged between 18 and 65
- Children and adolescents
- Choosing between residential care and independent living
- The Choices of available accommodation
- Good and Bad care Homes
- Rights of Care Home Residents
- Abuses and Neglect in Care Homes
- How to Complain
Seeking advice and information before you start searching for your a Care Home is a great idea. At the Portland Centre we can save you time and money by guiding you through the choices that are available to you.
If you want to talk to us, just call us on 01305 824333 or e-mail us using our contact form or pop in to see a Portland Centre staff member to receive immediate assistance and access our free, independent 'Care Home' guide, which includes a checklist of what you should be looking for in a Care Home.