In more severe or advanced cases of dementia, Alzheimer’s or other conditions such as MS, stroke or Parkinson’s, sometimes the only viable option for safer, round the clock care is to seek the involvement of a suitable care home.
This is a very difficult decision to reach, as in most instances both the patient and their immediate family will want to maintain care in the comfort of their own homes, where they may have lived for many years. It can be a very emotional and stressful time for those concerned.
An added difficulty is knowing what type of care home will offer the right level of care and undertaking the appropriate care home inspections. Most people do not really know what to look for and what questions to ask regarding their care or that of a loved one. This can often result in several different care home placements before finding the right home – and that can cause unnecessary upheaval and upset.
“From undertaking care home inspections, explaining care home ratings through to assessing your funding options, and filing out care home applications, Eldermera can help you make the right choice when it comes to finding a care home.”
Eldermera’s Key Due Diligence Services
If you have decided that you need a care home placement, we can help you identify a selection of appropriately registered establishments which meet your care requirements.
Our shortlist will include Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings and brief synopses of the services each home offers.
And if your preference is for a more advanced, personal one-to-one service, we also offer escorted visits to appropriate care homes, during which we will provide an in-depth explanation of services provided by each.
This service facilitates care home assessment and admission processes, as well as initial discussions about possible funding options.
You need the reassurance that the care home you choose is right for you or your loved one. We can arrange for one of our specialist care advocates to carry out a care home inspection, both for a prospective placement or in cases where you or they may already be a resident. This is to ensure not only that an appropriate level of care is in place and is ongoing, but also that the documentation relating to that care is robust, comprehensive, accurate and complete.
Care home records must be detailed and up to date, and they also form an integral part of any funding application, which means that their accuracy can be pivotal in a decision as to a person’s eligibility for care funding. As part of this service, we can also undertake a records review and a detailed funding application assessment.
We will help you to explore any funding options which may be available to you by carrying out a comprehensive, clinically based assessment to ascertain NHS continuing healthcare funding eligibility for a care home placement.
This involves a full explanation of care home funding options and current nursing needs, plus a detailed report for future use in identifying changing needs.
You may also be able to apply for retrospective funding in respect of relatives who may have passed away, or who may currently be in a care home.
If your loved one was not assessed appropriately during their time in care, we can investigate if there is a case to apply for retrospective funding.
Why not schedule a free consultation today?
If you are looking for a suitable care home and simply don’t know where to start, we can help.
Call us on freephone 0330 022 5778 or 0207 030 4923 to discuss your requirements
and we will do all the appropriate care home inspections and reviews for you.