Don’t forget what’s important to you! This could be being close to family and friends, socialising, taking part in a local activity, or being able to enjoy time outdoors.
Residential and nursing care homes in Sheffield differ in location, size, the special services they provide, equipment available and the cost. So it’s always important to keep in the back of your mind those things that you feel are most important to you when choosing a home.
Consider the cost of your place carefully. If you later need help from the Council to help pay for your place, you must be living in a home that charges the rate the Council pays for care. Otherwise, you will need a relative, friend or charity to pay the difference. There's more information about paying for care in a home below.
There are lots of things to think about when choosing a home, so to make things easier for you we’ve created a handy checklist of key questions to ask when choosing or visiting a home.
All the homes in Sheffield must register with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC makes sure the homes meet minimum standards of good service, and then inspect the services regularly. On the CQC you can find the ratings for all homes in Sheffield and read their inspection report. We strongly advise you to read the most recent reports for the homes you are considering, because the standards in homes can alter for a variety of reasons.
Care Quality Commission (CQC): Find a care home.
You can contact the CQC through their website or by writing to CQC Customer Service Centre, City Gate, Gallowgate, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4PA. Or call them on 03000 616161.