Adult health and social care are one of the most critical sectors in Wickford and its surrounding areas.
Wickford Care for the elderly and adults at risk is an area that should be made easily accessible to adults.
In addition, information should be provided by the local authority or district nurse if the individual requires care at home.
Why should it be challenging to access excellent, person-centred care for your loved ones? How can you decide which provider to trust in Wickford?
The decision to take on a company to provide care workers should be planned, in line with expectations.
Each provider has its strengths, and you should check the market thoroughly before making a decision – But what should you be checking first?
Have a read through our live in care blog https://conservecare.co.uk/blog/live-in-care-wickford/ and also why elderly care matters to us in Wickford https://conservecare.co.uk/blog/elderly-care-wickford/ to find out more.
Is the provider CQC Regulated?
Before the pandemic, many providers could apply to the CQC, give over the reference number to an insurance company and then become insured. So, even if the care quality commission does not register the business, the insurance will still be active for the whole year.
If the CQC does not oversee the care company, then how can you know their working standards are acceptable? Therefore, there would be no way to know if the care provider is cutting corners or not following the correct processes.
Also, if the reporting procedures are not transparent or the provider is not taking your complaints seriously, you will find it much harder to report them for improper conduct.
So, we advise using a CQC regulated company; you can find an excellent example of what a CQC registered company looks like here: https://www.cqc.org.uk/provider/1-11822621503.
Do trustworthy sources acknowledge them? Have they had good reviews from customers or workers?
It’s worth checking the National Health Service website before deciding which care company to choose. It will outlay their services, contact details, performance details, etc. Here is an example of how a company will appear on the NHS care providers’ website: https://www.nhs.uk/Services/careproviders/Overview/DefaultView.aspx?id=166380.
Facebook and Google reviews can help with social proofing and checking the reliability of a care provider in Wickford.
In addition, our employees and customers review our services regularly to help ensure that our service is fit for purpose and delivers on expectations.
You can find our company reviews at https://conservecare.co.uk/about/, or you can search our company name on Google or Facebook.
Where do you go from here? Wickford Care in Essex, when needed
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