Age UK Care home checklist - Helping you to make the right choice

Choosing a care home is one of the important decisions you can make. After all, you want to be sure that your new home offers everything you need and is a place you will be happy to live in.

Finding out as much as you can about a home will help you to make an informed choice. Everyone has different ideas about what they want from where they live. What is especially important to you?

This handy guide contains some of the questions that you might want to ask, with space on each page for your comments and a separate page for you to note down any other questions of your own.

Remember that if you’re not happy with something, you can ask the home for an explanation.