Posted by Debbie Harris
Everybody is talking about care homes being closed during the coronavirus pandemic but this isn’t strictly true. Whilst most are closed to relatives wishing to visit residents already living in the home, the vast majority are still open for admissions of new residents. This means if you are looking for a care home for a loved one, they CAN still move in.
The difficulties arise when you are not able to look around the care home to make sure you, and your loved one, likes it. So here are some top tips on how to manage the situation whilst the world is in the grip of COVID-19:
When you have decided on a home, the Manager will need to carry out an assessment, to make sure they can meet your needs. This is usually carried out face to face, however some homes are now assessing over the phone or on FaceTime.
Whichever way the process takes place, if you have researched online as much as possible, and spoken to the manager and staff, you are making the best possible choice.
Autumna has over 13,500 care homes listed on its site.
For further information on care homes, or home care, live-in care or retirement living for that matter, you can give our friendly team a call on 01892 335 330.
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