Choosing a care home

Choosing a care home

  • Which? guide to choosing a care home with confidence
  • Cut through the confusion – Which? explains the process in plain English
  • How to get financial help – and advice on paying for yourself
  • Find out exactly what your care home information pack should contain

What's in this guide

Needs assessment

The local social services department and Primary Care Trust assess your care needs

What to consider

Choosing a care home is often an urgent decision; our guide will help you make the correct choice

Choosing a home

The process you'll go through, and questions you should ask of prospective homes

Information packs

Care homes must provide information packs on request, but requirements differ across the UK

Getting financial help

Working out how much funding you are eligible for can be very confusing: we explain the rules

Paying for yourself

If you're worried about your money running out, there are steps you can take


Use our comprehensive list of contacts to help you through the process of choosing

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