Care Home Questionnaire
"Take this questionnaire along with you when you start visiting care homes yourself. We hope that it will help you make the right decision by suggesting what you should ask and look for in a simple yes/no format. We have tried to include all the important considerations."
Choosing A Care Home
"Quite often, a move into a care home is suggested because of some crisis - maybe an illness or a fall - but it is not always the only solution. Think about why you are considering moving into a care home. Is it mainly because other people advise it? Or do you really want to make the move? Your family and friends, or people like your doctor or social worker, can help you to work out what you want to do. But it is up to you to make the final decision about what is best."
"How much you pay for your place in a care home will depend on what you can afford. Your finances will be assessed by your local council to work out how much you will be asked to contribute. This financial assessment should come only after your needs have been assessed and it has been decided how best they should be met. This is because your income and the value of your assets should have no bearing on these judgments."
Powers Of Attorney
"Some people find the word 'attorney' confusing. In the context of this document, the word 'attorney' is used to describe the representative or family member that is trusted to make decisions on behalf of another person."