4 Top Tips for Choosing the Best Care Home in Bournemouth
Moving into a care home is a big decision so to help you find the perfect one, follow our 4 top tips for choosing the best care home in Bournemouth.
Tip 1: Research the best Bournemouth care homes online
Narrow down your search for care homes in Bournemouth by researching the best ones online with the help of the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and social care in England. Primrose Lodge Southbourne is proud to say we achieved Good in all five categories of our recent inspection, which includes safety, effectiveness, care, responsiveness and management.
Tip 2: Find out more about the lifestyle
Once you’ve narrowed down your search, it’s time to delve deeper into what living at your chosen care home is actually like. For most people moving into a care home in Bournemouth, two of the most important things they look for is that they offer a wide range of activities to keep everyday living interesting and that they provide delicious and varied food at meal times. We pride ourselves on the huge variety of activities we offer here at Primrose Lodge Southbourne and our chef ensures you tuck into healthy and tasty food each and every day.
Tip 3: Ask about their visiting policy
Just because you’re moving into a care home doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your existing social life. So, before you commit, make sure to check with your chosen care home what their policy is for visitors. At Primrose Lodge, we encourage our residents to invite friends and family over as they always have done as this is now their own home. Our friendly carers love getting to know your loved ones and provide lots of yummy snacks and drinks for when they come to visit.
Tip 4: Arrange a visit to your chosen care home
While researching on the internet or over the phone can provide you with lots of helpful information, nothing beats actually visiting your chosen care home in real life to determine if you’ll be happy there. This is why it’s vital that you visit the home before making any decisions. You'll be able to get a feel for the lifestyle, take a look at the rooms and facilities and have a chat with their current residents. When you visit Primrose Lodge Southbourne, one of our team will give you a guided tour of the care home, not just shut you up in a stuffy office, so you can see for yourself what a wonderful environment it is.