Posted: 01/10/2014 at 23:34
Beware of homes where all the residents sit around in a stupefied state. Some homes "manage" residents by getting the doctor to prescribe tranquillisers and sleeping tablets. That way the night staff have little to do. Trouble is,there is an increased risk of falls in any elderly on sleeping tablets. If ,on an unannounced visit, the residents are actively socialising with each other, and doing various hobbies,then you have probably found a good place.