How To Find Private Care Homes In Maidstone Rated Good By CQC

How to find private care homes in Maidstone rated Good by CQC and other important factors to consider when looking for a care home in Maidstone

There are many private care homes in Maidstone but how can the general public decide which one to choose?

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The client’s family want the best for their loved one but it’s a difficult and emotional time. They are experiencing many emotions….confusion [ finding a care home for a loved one is a complex process], guilt and an overriding sense of responsibility for ensuring they make this critical decision the right one.

There are many factors to consider but here are are three to focus on:

1. Care – the care team are committed to providing high quality person-centred care for all the residents in the home. They have professional well trained staff who are encouraged to develop their skills.

2. Facilities – the bedrooms are light and airy and they encourage the residents to personalise their rooms as much as possible. The lounges provide a relaxing atmosphere with plenty of space for activities as well as quiet areas for those who prefer a more peaceful atmosphere or want a private time with friends or loved ones.

3. Activities – they hold daily activities suitable for all levels of ability. They encourage the development of individual hobbies and interests. The most popular activities with the residents include quizzes, arts and crafts, exercises and live entertainment.

Harvey Zemmel, care home expert with 30 years experience, explains ‘ Whilst carrying out the research, it’s important to consider the independent regulators’ most recent ratings. All care homes are inspected to ensure they meet quality standards and to identify any areas of concern. In England, the Care Quality Commission [CQC] perform this task and they assess whether the home is Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate’.

So when choosing from one of the private care homes in Maidstone, an important starting point would be a ‘Good’ rating by CQC.

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