Many people who have dementia have to move into a nursing home when their dementia has progressed to a certain stage. Many people with dementia also suffer from other illnesses or disabilities which can make it difficult for them to remain living independently at home. Some people may reach a stage where they need to move from a care home into a nursing home with 24/7 Registered General Nurse cover. Finding a care home in your area can be difficult for a loved one suffering from dementia so read our article to find out more…
Finding a care home in your area for a person with dementia
Good quality care preserves dignity, treats people with respect and promotes independence. Such care can improve the lives of nursing home residents who have dementia. Choosing the right luxury nursing home is very important but can also be very difficult.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) maintains lists of local care homes and their inspection reports. Not all care homes will be suitable for people who have dementia. A professional person such as a doctor or a social worker, or a representative of a voluntary organisation such as the Alzheimer’s Society in your area or Age UK, may be able to give you advice on the type of nursing home that will be suitable for a person who has dementia. You can phone or write to several homes and ask their managers about the level of care that they provide for people who have dementia, the fees they charge and the length of their waiting list. Carefully review the information they send you – and then visit the homes that seem promising.