What to look for when choosing a care home
Choosing a residential care home for a relative or loved one can be an overwhelming experience. We know that for many people, it’s an emotional time so it’s essential to feel absolutely assured that your relative or loved one is in the safest, most caring hands.
There are many considerations when selecting the right home; the best ones will be always delighted to organize a tour where you can meet the staff, explore the facilities, view their care ratings and see how residents live – but what should you look out for on your visit?
We believe the most important reflection of high care standards is a clear ethos of respect and dignity. Here at Maesbrook Care Home in Shrewsbury, we believe our residents should feel at home and not in a home, and a genuine culture of warmth and respect is at the heart of our service.
We are proud that our residents are individuals with their own life stories, and we work alongside them to protect their sense of identity and ensure they feel supported and respected at all times.
Another key consideration is to ensure the highest standards of care, and that these standards are confirmed independently by the Care Quality Commission - the UK’s regulator of health and adult social care.
Here at Maesbrook, we are dedicated to maintaining consistently excellent standards in every aspect of care we provide, and are therefore very proud to receive high performance ratings by the CQC; our most recent report is available to read here CQC Report
Finally, it’s crucial to know that the staff supporting your relative or loved one are highly qualified in providing the care they need, all with the utmost warmth and respect.
We are extremely proud of our caring, supportive and highly trained local team, many of whom have been with us at Maesbrook for years and developed warm friendships with all our residents.
As well as round-the-clock care from our dedicated and professional nursing team, we also have dedicated palliative care nurses on staff, accompanied by an in-house physiotherapist and visiting chiropodist.
To find out more or arrange a tour of our picturesque home in Shrewsbury, drop us a line or give us a call on 01743 241474.