It can be a very daunting task when you finally realise it’s time for a loved one to move into a Residential Care Home in Birmingham. The prospect of taking them away from their home, where their creature comforts and the feeling of safety and security are ever present.
The question is, what do you look for in a quality care home, what factors determine your decision and how do you recognise a good Care home compared with one which simply won’t be right for your needs?
Without doubt there are some very impressive Care Homes out there, some with amazing facilities such as in house hair salons, Cinema rooms, various restaurants,libraries, beautiful gardens with great views etc etc.
However, the harsh reality is all this can be meaningless unless the care behind closed doors matches the facilities on offer. The fact is, many residents are simply not interested in such features as these are things which may never have been part of their previous lives anyway and as such will not be an important factor in ensuring their future happiness.
We at Dunley Hall place our entire focus upon making all our residents feel right at home…put simply,it is a ‘home from home environment’. The overall care, kindness and compassion provided by our staff is highlighted by the fact that our residents simply don’t want to be anywhere else because they are at home.
One easy way to help make the right move is to place your loved one into ‘a residential home with respite care’. This way, they’re able to see how the Home makes them feel, the level of care and understanding, not to mention the quality of food on offer (is it the way they like it ?).
Why not call us or simply pop in when you’re in the area and have a look around, one of our friendly staff will be happy to help and answer any questions or potential concerns you may have.