Nursing homes - cardiff and surrounding
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It's looking increasingly likely that my dad, who is suffering from dementia, may have to go into a care home. GP has advised to have some 'in mind' - I've looked at a couple, very depressing - just wandered if anyone has knowledge of any ones they would recommend in Cardiff or surrounding area.
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Can;t recommend any as I am based in England. Its worth looking at different times, eg visiting thepotential home at weekends to get an idea of staffing etc.
Care homes are inspected. Please have a look here
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For anyone else a useful guide to finding a care home can be found here
Hope this helps someone.
when you do look just turn up unannounced and get a feel for the place.Try not to be taken in totally by the environment because it's the care thats more important. What sort of social stimulation/activities do they provide too?
Also it depends how impaired your Dad is as to what home he would go to. Some people can be managed in a residential home registered for dementia for people who are not as impaired whereas he may need more serious help if he has behavioural problems.Some homes are dual registered which may mean that if he were to deteriorate considerably he could transfer if they had a vacancy.
My MIL has dementia and at present she is still able to live in her own home with support from carers.We have done the home investigation and have her name down for several homes if/when the time comes.I hope it never does. She attends several lunch clubs specifically for people with dementia which stops her getting socially isolated and one is at the home where she is registered on their waiting list.They also offer respite which we could use at a later date to see how she settles.
Good luck with everything.Try not to feel guilty.Big hugs.
you should also be offered a trial visit. if you are visiting any home you should go there unannounced,. Also ask them to see their statment of purpose and service users guide. ask if there are top up fees, how much and how it is assessed. contact your social services department to ask for leaflets on care homes and paying for care.go onto the cssiw site to read any inspection reports,if the homes you are interested in do not have current reports,(they are produced annually) ring them and request a recent one. you can also check the home out with the local authority's contract and commisioning dept who carry out their own monitoring of care homes.
i hope you find a good one, and the information will be of help.