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Choosing Care

Choosing the right care can at times seem a confusing and daunting task. There is a wealth of information on the internet & the links supplied below are a small part of the information you can review. These links provide some guidance to help choosing care at home or a place in a care home.



The Mums Test

Healthwatch Lancashire have created a checklist to use whilst viewing care homes.

National Institute for Health & Care Excellence

National Institute for Health & Care Excellence(NICE) have released a Guide ‘People's experience in adult social care services: improving the experience of care and support for people using adult social care services’.

You can view the NICE guide for improving the experience of care and support for people using adult social care services here

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. The CQC monitors, inspects and regulates hospitals, care homes, GP surgeries, care at home and other care services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publishes what it finds.

Visit the CQC website

You can view the CQC key lines of enquiry update here

 

Further useful resources and information can be found by clicking the acordian below.

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