Each Home is different, and picking the right one can be difficult. Try to find out as much as you can about a care home to help you make an informed choice.
If you feel that you need, or will need in the future additional support, you will need to be assessed by a Healthcare Professional on island. They will then pass this assessment to the Needs Assessment Panel (NAPS), which is part of the Committee for Health and Social Care.
The NAPs Panel will make a decision regarding what type of care best suits your needs and issue you with a certificate
You will need to look at homes on island which provide the level of care you require, which could be Respite, Residential, Residential with Elderly Mentally Infirm (EMI) or Nursing. Your social worker or healthcare professional may be able to assist you with this.
Research your preferred Home and make a call to arrange a visit. Ask questions about the daily life within the Home and speak to staff during your visit.
Check if the home currently has any vacancies and the cost of the rooms available. If they don’t have any vacancies, enquire about adding your name to the waiting list.
Read the most recent inspection report for the home, which can be requested from the Home Manager
Location, Location, Location
Guernsey is a small place, but location still matters. Our homes can be found in all corners of the island, they are well connected with public transport and easily accessible for visitors and relatives.