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Care Homes in Coventry

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Bobtop, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. Bobtop

    Bobtop Registered User

    Mar 19, 2015
    11
    Hi,

    I am currently looking for a suitable long term care home in Coventry for my Mum with mild to moderate alzheimers. As I do not live in the area I would appreciate any information about places to recommend or avoid!!

    Thanks
     
  2. Angela T

    Angela T Registered User

    Jul 13, 2014
    187
    France
    #2 Angela T, Mar 20, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2015
    Hi Bobtop,

    On the forum we are not able to give recommendations like that. (see :http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/faq.php?faq=about_talking_point#faq_personalendorsements)

    Like you, I had to find a care home for my mother in her home town, since she wanted to stay there. I got infomation by meeting the health care professionals who knew my mother and her situation, and asking what they suggested/recommended. Strictly speaking, they are not meant to recommend CHs, but they saw it was difficult for me (I live abroad), so they were VERY helpful in giving me several names to work with.

    I then visited them all - I think that is the only way to get a feel for whether they would be right for your Mum or not. There are some lovely homes, with amazing staff - I actually feel it is a more stimulating environment for my mother than being alone at home.

    Good luck !
     
  3. Claire

    Claire Registered User

    Mar 31, 2004
    88
    Coventry
    Hi Bobtop

    I have sent you a private message (well I think I have). If it hasn't' worked let me know and I'll try again.

    Claire
     
  4. keywest67

    keywest67 Registered User

    Mar 19, 2012
    169
    Coventry
    #4 keywest67, Mar 21, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 21, 2015
    Bobtop,

    My Dad was in a care home Coventry and they were excellent, specialising in Alzheimer's and Dementia, some very caring people there and their help and support was invaluable to us so I would be happy to recommend, send me a message
    If you have any questions you would like to ask
     
  5. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

    Sep 12, 2014
    5,737
    North East Lincs
    Hi Bobtop

    My brother is in a care home in Coventry has Alzheimer's. The place needs to be spruced up a little but the care seems very good. Seems to me you get one or the other. P M me if you want details. G L
     
  6. Bobtop

    Bobtop Registered User

    Mar 19, 2015
    11
    Sorry I am new to the Forum and was not aware of this regulation!

    However several people have indicated that would provide details from their experiences through private messaging. This is extremely helpful - obviously we all make our own decisions based on our knowledge of our loved one and visiting the homes ourselves, but it is always useful to hear of other people's experiences.

    The decision on which Care Home is the right one for your relative is a HUGE responsibility for anyone to make. Social Services only seem to be concerned about the cost!!
     

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