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New guide helps to find the right care home

26th February 2008

A leading charity has published a new guide to finding the right residential care home this month.

There are many different kinds of care, and different homes specialise in managing different conditions – a situation that can be confusing for those in need of help.

The Alzheimer's Society's new guide, "Putting Care Right — Your Guide To Choosing A Care Home", aims to provide people in need of care and their families with the kind of information that can help them make that critical decision.

Neil Hunt, chief executive of the Alzheimer's Society, said: " This guide is designed to tell people what makes a good care home and how to spot it straight away. It is a guide no one should be without."

Commenting on the launch earlier this month, Tony Robinson, an Alzheimer's Society ambassador, said: "I had no idea how to begin my search for a care home after my mum developed Alzheimer's disease. Taking the decision to move into residential care will never be an easy one, but being armed with the right information can really help."

A recent survey by the charity found that more than 40 per cent of people surveyed did not know what they would look for in a good care home.

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