14th Apr 2014
Do your own Berwick care home assessment
Finding the right care home in Berwick for yourself or a member of your family that ticks all the boxes can be a challenge if you don't know what to look for in your ideal home.
Often people are searching for a care home for the first time, and are therefore understandably anxious that they ask the right questions, and uncover the 'real' day to day picture of life in the care home.
Here at Tweed View Care Home in Berwick we are happy for you to arrive at anytime, unannounced for a visit, so you really do see us' wharts and all' (and we think you'd be pleasantly surprised!). You're assured of a warm welcome, and if you'd like to arrange a daytime or overnight stay, so you can try us out fully before you decide whether to join us, that's absolutely fine - we'd do that too!
But other than the day to day experience, there are lots of other key aspects to your decision as to which care home to choose. You may be concerned about activities, personal care, care for a relative experiencing dementia or who has special care needs of any type.
Care home Checklist from Age UK
So to help you to ask the right questions, and note down your observations during visits, Age UK has developed an excellent, really comprehensive assessment checklist. Once the checklist is complete you will have everything you could possibly wish to know about each care home you visit at your fingertips, so you're able to make an informed choice.
The checklist is presented in easy to complete sections which cover areas such as:
- the location, building, facilities and rooms
- day to day life, from using the internet to care home pets
- all aspects of care, geared to your own needs
- fees and other terms associated with care
If you'd prefer a printed version of the checklist just give us a call and we'll organise for you to collect one from us here at Tweed View Care Home in Berwick.
If you do plan to visit, just let us know you'd like to use the checklist too - that will really help you and us to make sure that every aspect of care is covered during your visit.