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Finding the right care home for you or your loved one can be a tricky issue. On this page, we'll help you consider a number of issues‚ including types of homes‚ how to identify the right home for you and funding of care home placements.

The following video summarises important things to consider when looking for a good care home:

Care home checklist

Our Care home checklist is a list of the key things to consider when inspecting a care home to see if it's suitable. You can either read the whole list online, or print of a copy to take with you on your visit.

More information

We provide you with a useful factsheet that should be read in conjunction with our other factsheets on the provision and funding of residential care services by local authorities.

For more information you could also read our free guides and factsheets:

Download Finding care home accommodation factsheet (PDF 632 KB)

Download the Care homes guide (PDF 328 KB)

Topics covered in our factsheets and information guides include:

  • Making a decision about going into a home
  • Types of care home
  • Questions to ask when choosing a home
  • Problems and complaints

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 169 2081