Choosing a Care Home

Choosing a Care Home

“It sounds obvious,” says Stephen, “but it’s not! “Choosing a home is very emotive and before visiting people should compile a checklist and stick to it. It’s also worth planning ahead rather than waiting until the situation is desperate. You know the day is coming but might not be ready to take the decision on behalf of your relative.

“Care homes understand that as we are talking to people in the same position everyday but do your research and find out about waiting times because we’re an aging population, demand is increasing and without some serious investment, there won’t be places for everyone.”

English Oak Care Homes is a high quality care group that takes pride in caring for elderly people, elderly with Dementia and elderly with Alzheimer’s. Our aim is to give care in a professional manner but in a loving way, and treat our residents like our own parents. We keep it simple, if a standard or room is not good enough for our own mother or father, then its not good enough for anyone elses mother or father. Our mission statement is to achieve the ultimate in care, giving choice, dignity and in the environment that satisfies the very highest of standards.

The Application Process

We understand that you may have more than one home in mind so we encourage you to reach out to any homes that interest you and arrange a chat and/or visit with one of our management team to discuss what each home offers. It is always a good idea to have an informal chat with our manager and maybe a short visit by arrangement. We now offer remote tours if required.

To get in touch, there is a contact form on this website along with phone numbers and email addresses on the ‘Contact Us’ page.

Once you have gotten to know us, we need to get to know you. To best take care of you, we require an assessment of your medical needs so we tailor-make a care plan to suit your needs. We will also discuss your financial means at this point. If you are to be social services funded then such support will require approval of the appropriate panel. We can help you contact the local social services department.

We have a lovely selection of rooms, all decorated to the highest standard, and you get to choose the one you feel most at home in. Room selection helps the transition to care. You then move in on an agreed date. Our maintenance person will then arrange for any relevant shelving to be provided, pictures to be hung or any other requested personalisation to be completed. We want to make you feel at home so will offer as much support throughout the process as required. At this stage, we can also explain the entertainment on offer so you can take part in as many or as few as you wish.

Finally, relax and enjoy. We’ll take great care of you and your loved ones. We encourage frequent communication with friends and family and offer access to iPads to help you keep in contact. We also welcome visitors and love it when we have your loved ones join in special activities too.