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Choosing the best care home for your later years

Each of us is different and each person has different needs, so the first step is to establish what you want from a care home.

Are you looking for a retirement village with a community of similarly able and minded people?

Or are you looking for a care home with 24/7 care?

or a Nursing home with registered nursing staff? Do specific requirements such as dementia care?

Once you have settled on what supported living looks like for you, then the next step is to choose a location. Do you want the countryside with views of trees and green fields, or do you want to be in a town?

In summary, ensure you have answers to the following:

  • Does the care home have any vacancies, and if not, how long is the waiting list?

  • Does the care home provide for the level of care that you need?

  • Call the care home and speak to them and ask any questions

  • Ensure that you have read the latest CQC inspection report for the home.

Longhope Manor is a care home with 24/7 care on hand, it is based in beautiful countryside on the edge of the Forest of Dean with plenty of outdoor space for walks in the grounds and for hobbies like gardening. It's pet friendly too, so you can bring your dog to live with you.

For those who are looking for couples accommodation, there are suites with kitchenettes and room to bring favorite and familiar items of furniture to truly make it your personal space. For single residents, there are studio rooms also with kitchenettes so that you can keep your independence, or choose to use the village restaurant.

The community revolves around the village club which includes hobby rooms, a cafe and restaurant. A perfect space to mix and meet friends as well as shop for the essentials and luxuries.

Longhope Manor was a country club and hotel in a past life and so is able to truly offer country house living with care.

A care home is your home and should feel comfortable and welcoming as well as takeing the stress out of caring for your needs.

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