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Care Home Checklist

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Choosing a care home is one of the most important decisions you can make. After all, you want to be sure that your new home offers everything you need and is a place you will be happy to live in.

Finding out as much as you can about a care home will help you to make an informed choice about where to live. Everyone has different ideas about what they want from where they live. What is especially important to you? 

You can use this guide as a prompt, to find out answers to the questions that are relevant to you. You may find it useful to go through them before you visit and think about which things you want to prioritise. 

As you decide, keep in mind that your new home will be just that; a home for you to enjoy, welcome visitors to and make new friends in. Remember to ask the care home about anything you are unsure of and take time to consider your options.

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