Residential and nursing homes checklist

Choosing a care home

Our priority is to help you to stay in your own home with the right care and support that you may need. Moving to a care home is a major step, and before considering this option, it is important that you have explored all the options that are available to you that can help you to remain at home safely. A social worker can help you find out more about what care and support is available to you at home. Telephone 0300 123 5010 for support.

The decision to move into a residential or nursing care home should only be made when you have considered and tried all other options for remaining at home. Once it is established that your care and support will be most appropriately provided for in a care home, there are a number of questions that you will want answering before making a final decision about which care home you will choose.

Help to choose the right home for you

  • Visit the home more than once, at different times of the day
  • Use the relevant care homes checklist as you look at various aspects of the home and the care provided

Page last reviewed: 13 May 2024

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