Insight, clarity and support, every step of the way
25 years ago, I found myself facing the daunting task of finding a care home for my Grandpa Nat. Like many of you reading this I had no idea where to start, what to look for, or where to go for advice. In fact, the only advice I was given was not to put him in a care home, which was simply just not an option!
I visited virtually every care home within a 20 mile radius, which unfortunately confused me even further and made me constantly question whether I was doing the right thing. The first care home I selected was one that looked and smelt lovely and came with great assurances from the management. Sadly, it quickly became evident that they did not deliver on their promises and a quick move to another care home was required.
Grandpa Nat and I loved his second care home. Great care and a warm, lively atmosphere saw him thrive. Over time as he got older and frailer his needs naturally increased and they sadly could no longer care for him. We were so frustrated and yet again I began another arduous search for a new care home. Despite the upset of having to move him for the third time, I am delighted to say that I eventually found a wonderful care home where my Grandpa Nat spent his happy final years.
Happy days with Grandpa Nat
My own personal experience led me to a major career change, from the media industry to working within the care home sector. I passionately wanted to help other individuals and families who were dealing with the same challenges and issues that I had previously faced and offer what I needed at the time. For the past 15 years I have been lucky to work for some of the UK’s best care home providers, supporting and advising hundreds of families and professionals to find their quality care solutions.
I established The Care Home Consultant in 2019 with the vision to share my years of experience and knowledge with a wider range of clients and offer an honest, unbiased consultancy service for those looking at senior care living options. My passion remains focused on providing you with the best possible advice to make the transition into senior care as seamless and stress free as possible.