Best Nursing Homes

Best Nursing Homes

Choosing from the best nursing homes for care is a must when you are representing someone that requires fulltime nurse assistance. Nursing homes give those who are no longer able to care for themselves or be cared for at home somewhere to not only receive 24 hour care, but the change to live as independently as possible in a friendly, community like environment.

Finding the best nursing homes

There are thousands of nursing homes offering a range of care across the UK, most areas and communities have several different homes to choose from.

The type of nursing care you require will differ depending on the condition of the family member or representative. Homes cater to many needs including:

  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer`s
  • Mental health
  • Palliative care
  • Physical disabilities
  • Neurological disorders

The widest range of nursing homes is for elderly residents who suffer from some sort of dementia, with two thirds of people in care suffering from the disorder.

Finding the best nursing homes can be done if different ways, speaking to care advisors and GP`s about homes in the local area are a good platform to start with, especially if you have no prior experience in finding a home. Recommendations from friends who have loved ones in care can also be useful.

The internet

The internet is a good resource for searching out the best nursing homes available in which ever area you live. There are websites that can provide with a database of every home in the UK for your viewing, this will include what types of care is offered as-well as details such as cost and location. Finding out feedback from residents’ family members or even residents’ themselves can be a good way to get a feel of the home. Reviews can be present on the nursing homes websites or on independent care home review sites.

Websites such as make it their job to provide details on the best nursing homes and care homes right across the UK.  Their database includes extracts from government reports and up to date information direct from the nursing homes, they rank the best nursing homes in a fair and unbiased way to give customers an honest outlook on homes in the area.

The internet is also the place to visit the Care Quality Commission website, the CQC have the say on which nursing homes can make a claim on being the best. The CQC are the independent regulator of nursing homes in the UK and all homes that provide care must be registered and accredited to them. Any home that doesn’t meet the standards set by the CQC will not be tolerated. People looking for the best nursing home for their relative of client should make a point of contacting the CQC, information and reports can be read free of charge.


The best nursing home for the care you need will be the home that suits your loved one best; a way to tell if this is the case is by making arrangements to visit homes and deciding for yourself.

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