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Helpful advice and useful links for those moving into a care home and their loved ones


At Select Healthcare we realise it can be a difficult task searching for a care home for yourself or a loved one. That’s why we’ve pulled together some helpful advice and useful links for those moving into a care home and their loved ones to help ease the process. There are many questions when it comes to finding the right care home for you or a loved one. They might be financial queries or questions that help find answers to the big questions born from your emotions that you may have. We’ve included some frequently asked care home questions below. Please click on the boxes below for more information or contact our team if you don't find the information you are looking for.


How to Find the Right Care Home For You

Health and wellbeing needs, such as memory troubles like dementia or the requirement of nursing care, may be your main consideration when making your choice. However, we realise, for many people moving into a care home, there are lots of other things to consider. Things like lifestyle and cultural preferences can be equally important. Finding the right home for you or a loved one is one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make, and that’s why we always go the extra mile to provide you with all the information and advice you need to help you make the right choice for you. You can find out more about how to choose a care home for your loved one here.

How Do I Pay For My Care?

Before you move into a care home, you'll have a financial assessment with your local council. The council will look at your income and capital before making a decision on how much you may have to pay towards your care home fees. You can find out more about paying care home fees in our blog here or by taking a look at our guide to Who Pays for Your Care. Alternatively, contact our team now to discuss care home finance and more.

What Are the Different Types of Care Homes in UK?

When it comes to finding the right care home for you or your loved one, it is important to choose a home that meets your needs. At Select Healthcare, we provide a range of care homes each specialising in specific needs from our EMI care homes to care homes for those with learning disabilities and more. You can find out more about the types of care homes we provide here.

How Do You Cater for Different Cultural Needs in Your Care Homes?

At Select Healthcare, we take a holistic approach to caring for our residents and celebrate the different cultural backgrounds they come from. We try to incorporate different cultures into daily care home life. From religious services to a variety of cultural events, we even cater for those who speak Welsh as a first language in our Welsh care homes such as Plas Rhosnesni Care Home.

Does Select Healthcare Provide Respite Care?

If you or a loved one are considering respite care in now of our care homes, contact our team to find out more about how we can support you with respite care and which homes may be able to provide respite care. Not sure what respite care is? Take a look at our guide here. We provide a number of respite care options across the UK and are here to help with any questions you may have.

What is the Difference Between a Nursing Home and a Care Home?

We’ve talked about what the difference between nursing homes and care homes in our blog here but the main difference you will find is the level of care needed by the residents. Nursing homes tend to provide more medical care than care homes for those who have specific care needs that cannot be met through general day-to-day care. You can also find out more about the different types of care homes provided by Select Healthcare here.

Do Select Healthcare Care Homes Provide Palliative Care?

Yes. Select Healthcare believes that every individual should be treated with respect and dignity no matter what stage in their life they are going through, including the end. We have a number of care homes providing palliative care across England and Wales. You can find out more about palliative care in our blog.

How Are Care Homes Regulated in the UK?

All care homes in the UK, including Select Healthcare’s care homes,  are regulated by the CQC, the Care Quality Commision. They are an independent regulator for care and all of our care homes display their current CQC rating as a guide.

How Can I Help a Loved One Settle Into a Care Home?

Moving into a crea home for the first time can be a big thing. Whether your loved one is moving to a care home because their physical needs are not being met at home or are moving into an EMI care home due to dementia or a related condition, we aim to make the transition as smooth as possible. We’ve created a guide for how to help settle into a care home as well as a guide to keeping your loved one involved with family life. We’ve also created a guide for how to make a care home feel more like home.

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