Hello. I've only just joined. I've been reading other people's threads for hours. It's like a new world to me. I can see I've got so much to learn. My dad is 83 and has vascular dementia. He has had a private care agency for personal care every morning for 30 mins for nearly a year but has deteriorated during that year. Social services have just completed another assessment & they agree with me that we need to increase that care to three times a day. They also suggest that if I want to change providers that now would be a good time, but nobody ones to offer any advice e.g. The most valuable word of mouth as to good ones or bad ones. My most pertinent problem is carer selection. I was given three originally a year ago n advised to go to the cqc website - which I did. The cheapest company I initially avoided until I read a coupleof whistleblower stories on the other two - which led me back to the cheapest. I'm not saying the current provider is a bad one, but my gut seems to tell me that a different tact is required. So I'm back looking at the council A-Z list n CQC reports but my current reading has left me inconclusive. I'm also worried that perhaps it's 'better the devil you know' or that perhaps I am asking too much. However, what's led me here tonight is that I have met somebody who I believe I can trust who has suggested a care provider based on their experiences - but there's no CQC report that I can find for that provider yet there is a CQC logo on the providers web page. Obviously I will contact the provider about this but But basically I'm asking if anyone on this forum Could offer any insight as to whether I'm being too narrow minded regarding CQC reports or whether the lack of one indicates a 'strict no no'? Any opions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to anyone who has taken time to read this.