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About Simon Gilbert

Simon has been involved with care homes for over 30 years, providing advice to care home operators, both small and large. In this time, he has seen the sector grow from a cottage industry, with mostly small independent homes, into the sophisticated services we see today. He is passionate about the sector and the quality of both the care and its environment.

How Can You Help Me Find the Right Care?

One of the questions we are most frequently asked is “how can you help me find the right care?” Our response is that, at Care Home Finder, we have over 60 years combined experience of care, from nursing or residential care homes, dementia care, through domiciliary/home care and assisted living, to Extra and Close Care.

By |2019-12-05T08:42:02+00:00December 4th, 2019|Dementia Care, Nursing Care, Residential Care|

DEMENTIA ACTION WEEK AND FIONA ADDS 47 BRAND NEW DEMENTIA FRIENDS

Fiona, our CEO, is a Dementia Friends Champion and, as her main focus for Dementia Action Week last week, targeted a minimum of 20 new Dementia Friends to add to the current total of 2,911,285 (22nd May 2019) and help The Alzheimers Society to reach the next target of 3 million Dementia Friends. The fantastic news [...]

By |2019-05-31T16:37:44+00:00May 31st, 2019|Dementia Care, News|

IN CARE? – WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXPECT HIGH STANDARDS

We first published this article in January 2017. With Your Care Rating, owned by IPSIS/MORI, just reporting its highest scores to date in its annual feedback survey from care home residents and their families and friends, we thought it would be very useful, and timely, to provide a reminder of the standards of care we [...]

By |2019-05-25T10:31:34+00:00May 25th, 2019|News|

QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN VISITING A CARE HOME

If you haven’t yet read our previous blogs in this series: The right time to move into care, Your care options explained and Needing care? What are the key steps you should take? check them out, they will help you gain a complete picture of the process of a move into care, leading into this [...]

By |2019-03-23T18:09:31+00:00March 23rd, 2019|Dementia Care, Nursing Care, Residential Care|

YOUR CARE OPTIONS EXPLAINED

Since the mid-1980s, the range and choices of care which are available have changed beyond recognition. At that time, you had care at home, which was normally provided by your family, early forms of sheltered housing, residential care homes and nursing homes.The homes were usually converted houses, with multi-bedded rooms, no en suites, possibly a [...]

By |2019-03-09T11:58:15+00:00March 9th, 2019|Dementia Care, Nursing Care, Residential Care|

CARE HOME FINDER APPOINTS FIONA GILBERT CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Care Home Finder Ltd is delighted to announce that the Board has, with immediate effect, appointed Fiona Gilbert to the new role of Chief Executive. Fiona is a founding director of the company and has been one of the main forces behind creating and delivering the high quality support and advice services for which the [...]

By |2018-06-22T09:27:47+00:00June 21st, 2018|News|

WHICH? FINDS THAT OVER 4000 CARE HOMES EITHER REQUIRE IMPROVEMENT, OR ARE INADEQUATE

A quick glance at the CQC’s website reveals that over 3,500 care homes in the UK are classified as ‘requiring improvement’ and a further 600 as ‘inadequate’. Not only is this a big worry for individuals and their families, who are looking for a home, it can be equally concerning for those already in one. [...]

By |2018-04-03T13:08:32+00:00April 3rd, 2018|News|

CARE HOME FINDER LAUNCHES NEW CARE REVIEW SERVICE

Care Home Finder is already well known and highly respected for providing a service to help individuals and their families to find a suitable care home, care at home, sheltered housing, or extra care. We are delighted to announce that we now also offer a complementary Care Review Service to ensure that the right care [...]

By |2018-06-20T19:31:03+00:00January 31st, 2018|News|
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