Finding a care home

Many people with dementia move into a care home once their dementia progresses to a certain stage. Some people with dementia have other illnesses or disabilities that make it difficult for them to remain at home. Some people may need to move from one care home into another. Good quality care that preserves dignity, treats people with respect and promotes independence can improve the lives of care home residents with dementia. Choosing the right care home is, therefore, very important but it can be difficult. This section explains how to find a care home and looks at what high-quality care for people with dementia should include. It then lists some key things to think about when visiting different homes.