The second home sounds like the one my husband is in - purpose built single storey, light and airy, all rooms ensuite with wet rooms, free access to secure courtyard garden. I would definitely go for it. Hope your Mum is very happy there. xxSpent all afternoon looking at two places.
One has twelve residents. Is upstairs. Atmosphere felt a bit flat. No beds but maybe one coming up shortly. Good cqc report.
Other has 27 residents. Unit is downstairs . It's in the shape of a square around a garden with unlocked doors . No smell, very clean. Seems very professional. Good cqc report. Has a bed.
I'm inclined to go for the second one as I'm wanting downstairs accommodation. I feel mum has been incarcarcerated for three and a half years. I want her to be able to walk in the garden and feel the sun on her face.
Seemed to be busy, p,entry of activity. Seemed the sort of place where relatives visited. Nice wide corridors.
Has a beautiful restaurant outside the unit where relatives can go and eat with lo for small payment.
I think this is the one I will choose. I hate upstairs accommodation with a passion . As much as I hate old houses converted I to care houses. I much prefer something purpose built.