A care home should feel like home - and there's a few things to look for to ease yourself or your loved one into their new surroundings.
Where your new care home is located is one of the most important factors. Our care finder is simple to use: type in your location and it will show you where the best local care homes are.
We've also rounded up the best care homes in the UK, including:
Care homes - also known as residential homes - provide accommodation and care support for people who are no longer able to live on their own. All care homes will provide personal care, including help with dressing, eating, toileting and medication. There is often a range of social activities for care home residents to try, from painting to day trips out of the home.
There are lots of reasons for choosing a care home, for instance, if someone is struggling to live alone, despite help from friends, family or carers. All our care homes offer a homely and cosy environment, so all residents feel at ease in their surroundings.
The cost of a care home depends on the type of care you need, where you live, and the facilities at the home. There are lots of options when paying for care, including self-funded care (where you fund the care from your own savings), NHS-funded care, and local-authority funded care. To work out how you will pay for your care, you will needto do a financial assessment. Our team of care experts will work with you to find the right care home that suits your needs and within your budget.