Tag Archives: Choosing a Care Home

Care Home Ratings Map (CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) now has an online “Care home ratings map” tool. This provides a picture of services geographically. It is designed to assist the public, and service providers, to search for care homes either within a … Continue reading

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NHS Choices Comparison Website Now Covers Performance of All Care Homes (BBC News / NHS Choices)

Summary The My NHS section of the NHS Choices website now permits the entire database of all care homes in England to be interrogated by the general public, for example when making decisions about the selection of a suitable care … Continue reading

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National Care Home Open Day (CQC)

Summary The second National Care Home Open Day is to be held on Friday June 20th 2014, allowing people to visit local care homes. The idea is that allowing the general population to meet residents and learn about local care … Continue reading

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Adult Social Care Choice Framework (Department of Health)

Summary The adult social care choice framework explains the choices people who live in England have in relation to the care and support paid for by their council. Section headings cover: Choices about care and support. Rights to choose services … Continue reading

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Government Launches Care Comparison Website (Department of Health / NHS Choices)

Summary Information is available to help people search, choose, compare and comment on residential care homes and home care services. This free service is available via NHS Choices. The intention is to make it possible for citizens to arrive at … Continue reading

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Guide to Choosing a Care Home (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary This guide from the Alzheimer’s Society summarises fifteen criteria for selecting a care home. It has been written for carers and people with dementia. Full Text Link Reference Alzheimer’s Society (2013). Your handy guide to selecting a care home. London: Alzheimer’s Society, 2013. … Continue reading

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Provider Quality Profile: Local Care Providers Online Comparison Tool (NHS Choices / Department of Health)

Summary The Provider Quality Profile is an online tool which allows users to compare any Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered home care, residential or nursing home provider. This resource is available online at NHS Choices, it having been launched as … Continue reading

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