Regulator surveys families on choice

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

An on-line survey has asked older people and their relatives to recount their experiences of choosing a care home. Social care regulator the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) wants to find out how much help and information people are given before choosing a care home for themselves, a relative or a friend. The survey ran on the CSCI’s website until the end of February. David Walden, the CSCI’s director of strategy, said choosing and buying a new home was one of the biggest decisions many people made in their lives. “Choosing the right care home for you or a relative or friend in their old age is no less important,” said Mr Walden. “People tell us that they want to make informed choices about what’s available in their area yet, as we pointed out in our recent State of Social Care report, many people do not get the information, help and support they need to make informed choices. “Our survey covers subjects such as whether people have received assessments about the sorts of care they mi

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