How do I get the ball rolling?

This depends on whether you are paying all the Care Homes fees yourself or asking the Local Authority to help fund part of the cost. If you are paying the total cost of the Care Home fees yourself you can contact the Home directly. Once contacted the Home will make an appointment with you to access your/your relatives needs to ensure that they can offer you the level of care required.

If you are asking the Local Authority to help fund part of the cost you should firstly speak with your/your relatives GP and your local Social Services Department. They will carry out an assessment of your/your relatives needs and produce a detailed report called a ‘Care Plan’ – this outlines the level of care, including any nursing care they feel you require.

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