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There comes a time when it is clear that a person needs to go into a care home and it is really important to get it right first time. You should always go and see a care home before agreeing a placement to satisfy yourself that the home provides the care and support you or your loved one need. Ask lots of questions (Age Concern have a list which you will find useful), and do make sure you understand what the fees include. The Cranford always offers a trial period to enable new residents to see if the home is right for them.

The role of The Cranford is to provide accommodation and care for those who find it difficult or impossible to carry on in their own homes. The Cranford is able to provide a large range of care, including residents who have high dependency needs.

You should also know that The Cranford cannot accept those who have been assessed as requiring 24 hour nursing care, nor is it licensed to accept those who have advanced Alzheimer’s or Dementia. However, a high proportion of older people have some degree of memory loss, and we can often accept them, and those in the early stages of dementia, subject to the usual assessment and trial period. The most important consideration is making sure that the person’s needs can be met.