I was just wondering if anyone could point me in a direction of a half decent nursing home for a elderly relative of mine in the Leicester region.
My Dad has been lumbered (sorry thats not the word I should be using as its a dear relative - but I cant think of a suitable one right now) with the task of finding a nursing home for this person in a short period of time. The trouble is he is 72 and not feeling too good himself right now.......and I'm a bit too far away to help.
When my Gran went into a home a few years ago it was a nightmare to find a nice place with 'trained' staff etc etc and it involved a lot of visiting and looking round. Unfortunatly we never did find a decent place then.
The lady lives in Ratby at the moment but is happy to live in any place that side of Leicester or towards Hinckley direction. She is around 90, has more than her fair share of marbles left!, but cannot walk (as a result of polio in her youth) or feed herself (think she recently had a stroke) and at the moment can't see very well (this may be cateract and its currently been checked out in hospital) - other than that she is quite cheery amazingly!
My Dad had a meeting with her social worker today who would not offer any advice in that direction.
Any leads on places to check out would be most welcome - or any forums discussing these issues would be most welcome so I can cut down on the amount of leg work my Dad has to do.