Getting care advice
There are no hard and fast rules about finding the right care and support solution. However, try and talk to as many people as you can when getting advice on care homes, and ask for recommendations.
Family and friends are a good starting point, and your GP and local social services department can provide current lists of support and care facilities in your area. There are also a number of organisations that provide detailed lists of registered care homes in the Leeds area. These include:
When you have drawn up a shortlist of care homes, independent living apartments or at home care providers, try to visit as many as possible. Make an appointment to meet the general manager and then talk to residents, staff and relatives to gauge their opinions.
See our guide ten steps to the perfect care home for the questions you need to ask when visiting a care home.
“I will no longer have to worry about household repairs and bills. I can eat in the restaurant or in my apartment, as and when I wish, and enjoy a drink at the bar. If I am unwell I know that support is on my doorstep.”
Headingley Hall Apartment Resident.