Frequently Asked Questions
FUNDING YOUR CARE
Selling your property is of course an option you may consider if you are funding your own care, but in all cases independent financial advice should be taken as everyone’s circumstances are different.
Alternatively you could consider letting your property, though this may not provide the guaranteed level of income required and you will still have the responsibility and costs for maintaining the property.
Our initial consultation is free and allows us to better understand your needs and provide you with guidance. Once you decide that you would like our help, our charges are based on an hourly rate of £75 per hour. As our service is bespoke, we can do as little, or as much as you need. If you have long distances to cover, we can reduce the time you need to spend on your search, visiting fewer, more suitable homes.
CHOOSING A CARE HOME
We can also help you should you need specific questions asking, or would like us to visit the home on your behalf and report back to you. This is invaluable if you or your relatives are a long way away.
Alternatively, we can arrange to take you around some of the homes to get a feel for whether they would suit you.
THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Other sources can often be up to 2 years out of date, because they base their information on the most recent CQC data which can sometimes be quite old.
Conditions in a care home can change significantly in a matter of weeks in our experience, for example if there is a change in manager, or ownership, so it’s vital to have the very latest information.
Here at Care Home Finder we make contact with every care home on your consideration list – whether that’s a phone call or visit – which means it’s right up to date
That’s what makes us unique.
If I have a particular question I need to ask of a number of homes, how can you help, e.g. do you allow residents to have pets or, can I bring my own furniture?
Yes, we provide advice on assisted living, extra care and sheltered housing options.
My mother doesn’t want to move into a care home, but I don’t think she can look after herself much longer. Are you able to help find people who provide care at home?
We have access to details of domiciliary care providers, all of whom are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), including people and organisations who will provide 24 hour a day care in your own home. If you wish to go down this route, we can provide you with a fully researched report, identifying those providers most closely matching your requirements.
We can provide you with a list of care homes which are able to offer respite care for as long as is needed, together with a report covering those most suitable for your needs.
I’m worried about the care home that my father is living in, it just doesn’t seem as good as it used to be. Are you able to look into this kind of thing?
Yes, we can review the current care provision and assess whether or not there maybe an issue and discuss with you the options available.
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Everyone’s requirements are very individual and we are therefore very flexible in our approach, and deal with every situation on a bespoke basis.