What makes a great care home?

Posted on July 14, 2017
Family run nursing home in Cheltenham

What makes a great care home?

Posted on Posted in Residential Care, Finding Care, Resources for Caregivers

In light of the current poor inspection results hitting the news recently, we decided to take a look at some of the important attributes that contribute to a great care home:

  • Feeling safe is key to any good care home. Both from a security point of view but also in feeling safe and cared for by the staff.
  • The culture behind closed doors of management is crucial, as the fundamentals of integrity; honesty and mutual respect will filter down into every aspect of the daily running of the care home.
  • Good care homes focus on relationships and people and never allow bureaucracy to become their main purpose.
  • They are welcoming places to visit; they support and are supported by their local community.
  • Relatives are confident in the values of the care home.

We believe that retirement is about living; so wake up smiling and remember that it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.