Simon Gilbert

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.

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|

7 KEY QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK WHEN PLANNING CARE FOR AN ELDERLY RELATIVE

Have you discussed things with your relative and, have you included close family members in this? It’s an extremely sensitive matter and many people shy away from raising the subject, but you will feel so much better when you have, and more importantly, feel more assured that you are making the right decision. What type [...]

By |2018-06-20T19:31:45+00:00July 24th, 2017|News|

HOW MUCH WILL WE BE EXPECTED TO PAY FOR CARE IN OLD AGE?

Imagine the scenario…. You’ve been comfortably retired for 20 years, and then one day you receive a letter out of the blue asking you to pay £100,000. The reason? To help provide funds for the care you might need towards the end of your life. You’d be up in arms, wouldn’t you? Totally unfair and [...]

By |2018-06-20T19:32:35+00:00June 29th, 2017|News|

HEADS YOU LOSE. TAILS YOU LOSE.

The problem with the Tory policy on care, laid out in their manifesto, is that the consequences simply don’t seem to have been properly thought through. Currently, unlike those living in care homes, people who receive care at home do not have the value of their home included in their qualifying assets to determine how [...]

By |2018-06-20T19:33:22+00:00May 21st, 2017|News|

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

There has been much comment recently around what your care should include and what rights you, or your relative, have a right to expect. In some cases, there have been reports of people who complain, being barred from visiting the home to spend time with their relatives and even, in extreme cases, being asked to [...]

By |2018-03-04T13:18:56+00:00January 10th, 2017|News|
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