Choosing a care home for yourself or a loved one should be a happy experience. You need to feel confident that you have found the perfect home which provides a pleasant, comfortable and safe environment. It should have a welcoming and social community that also respects and encourages everyone's independence, supported by caring professional staff to give you peace of mind and a comfortable enjoyable lifestyle.

At Godolphin we do our best to ensure that we tick all of these boxes, but, most importantly, we never forget that life should be FUN!!

Older people often make the choice to live in a care home as they are finding it harder to manage on their own, or they need a little more help than their carer at home has been able to provide, or they are lonely and bored and forget what its like to laugh with friends.

We treat all our residents as individuals, we listen to their comments and wishes about the running of the care home, as we recognise that it is "their home" not just "a home".

Choosing the right residential care home for a parent, sibling or other family member can seem like a daunting prospect. As you can see from our website, we do our utmost to explain our duties, responsibilities and style of care to assist in choosing the right home.

At Godolphin House Care Homes, our senior management team has over 17 years experience in helping families make these decisions and understand their rights and choices.

We are more than happy to talk through any issues or questions you have, so feel free to contact us.

There are a number of important considerations to make when choosing residential care homes, including:

  • Will it provide the right level of personal care?
  • Will it provide the right environment to make the individual feel happy and at ease?
  • Will you ensure that all family members are consulted about this important decision?
  • Will the home still provide the resident with links to their local community or network?
  • Will the resident be able to bring personal items and furniture to make their room feel more like home?
  • Will the funding of the care be affordable in the long term?
  • Will there be lots to do? Or will I be bored?
  • And finally, a very important consideration when choosing a Care Home: are the cakes any good? (Our Chefs are, but please come and judge for yourself!!)