‘Choosing adult social care is one of life’s most stressful experiences, but trusted information can help.’
This is the conclusion drawn by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) from the recent research it has carried out. It discovered that 70% adults who were responsible for choosing care in a care home or at home over the last three years have found it more stressful than choosing their child’s nursery or school, or a venue for their wedding or civil partnership.
The report goes on to conclude how helpful people looking for care have found the CQC reports on individual care homes or providers of home care.
We, at Care Home Finder, fully concur with this, as we also draw from CQC reports when helping our clients to find the right care. CQC reports are both robust and comprehensive, although by necessity, they cannot be right up to date. This is because they are typically only carried out about once every two years – sometimes a little more frequently than this, sometimes less.
One of the aspects that clients of Care Home Finder value most is that our reports and recommendations are absolutely up to date. Once we have received and confirmed a brief, we telephone each of the care providers on our short list and we provide our report directly to clients within 48 hours of these calls being made.
All of which means that our clients benefit doubly – not only do we give them a summary of CQC findings on individual care providers, we also deliver an up to date, comprehensive review of each one, based on our own research.