Choosing the right care

At Southmead we are not only committed to offering you our own care services, but also to helping you choose the right care for yourself or your loved one.  The range of options is bewildering, as is the process of assessment and funding.  Below you will find links to information or organisations which can help you.

We have produced our own guide to care choices which you may view or download from the links below.  This is revised from time to time but some of the financial data may not be current, so please do your own research to update it.  The government website Direct Gov is very useful in this respect.

Useful links and Information

Southmead Retirement Home - Useful links - Broadstone Poole Dorset
  • Care Aware - Independent advice on finding and funding care.
  • Gold Standards Framework - The national scheme to improve end of life care, to which Southmead is working on accreditation.
  • Dignity in Care - The promotion of dignity, championed nationally by the figurehead of Michael Parkinson. 
  • DirectGov - the Hitchhikers' Guide to the UK Government Universe!

Our local healthcare partners - General Practices serving Southmead.

Quality and accreditations

In common with all care homes in the UK, Southmead has focused on continuous improvement of the overall quality of its care services.

Visit our Quality Care page to see what this means for our clients and their relatives…

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Care Choices and Help

Many people face care decisions for their elderly relatives and have no prior experience or knowledge of what to do, or of what the options are.  We offer you some information and links to resources which will help you to find the right answer for your loved one.  

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