Care Home Handbook
Counsel and Care is the national charity working with older
people, their families and carers to get the best care and
Counsel and Care has published a Care Home Handbook, available
free for older people, their families and carers.
Supported by the Department of Health, this 56-page
handbook provides vital information for anyone who may be
considering care in a care home.
This edition provides vital information for anyone who may be
considering care in a care home, and for people who are exploring
options on behalf of someone they advise or care for.
The Care Home Handbook sets out clearly the rights that a person
has, the choices they can make depending on their situation, and
the control and independence they should be able to retain
throughout. It guides the reader through the different options
available for funding care and gives advice on how to choose a care
home that suits a person's individual needs.
It is available to download free of charge from the
Counsel and Care website using the link below.
- Care Choices -
Information about available care options and help to identify
relevant care providers.
- Care Quality Commission - Get
free, independent reports on the quality of your local homes and
care services to help you make an informed choice.
- Carewise -
Services and activities to support your care needs and general
- Counsel and Care
- National charity working with older people, their
families and carers to get the best care and support.
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The page is next due for review 13 November 2014.