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GED Chutes laundry chute fire inspection and servicing company head office is based in Manchester, UK. We are ideally situated to assist you with all your commercial laundry chute servicing requirements. Covering England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales we can inspect individual laundry chute properties or look after multiple sites.

So, if you are not getting the service you expect from your current laundry chute maintenance supplier or you would prefer to receive a more professional service for less cost then contact us today and see how we can help.

Choosing a Care Home for an elderly relative Choosing a Care Home for an elderly relative

Finding the ideal care home for senior citizens is difficult, choose carefully, using this help and advice.

At GedChutes we service and inspect laundry chutes in a variety of commercial settings from hotel chains to shops, the care sector and nursing homes.
Installing a laundry chute in a care home environment is a useful way to improve the efficiency of the business, not only will it speed up wash days, it improves productivity, whilst reducing the amount of time spent on manual labour chores.

Running a care home is one thing, finding somewhere to care for an elderly relative can be confusing, complex and downright worrying.

This is one of the reasons we have devised this list of questions to ask if you find yourself in this position right now.

  • What areas are you prepared to consider for the care home?
  • Will you or other relatives be close by?
  • Are there shops and good transport links near the home for your relative to access?
  • Do they like the area?

  • Does the home seem cosy, welcoming and inviting?
  • Is it clean and hygienic?
  • Is it wheelchair/disability friendly
  • Are they staff nice?
  • Do they seem experienced and knowledgeable?
  • What's the bedroom like?
  • Does it look inviting?
  • Is it furnished?
  • Can you furnish it yourself?
  • Is it en suite?
  • Are mobility features fitted if required such as grab rails etc?
  • Can you bring pets?
  • What are the communal areas like?
  • Is there a guest lounge or somewhere private to see visitors?
  • What are the outside areas like?
  • Do the gardens look nice, are they well-maintained?
  • How secure are the rooms and the home in general?
  • What's the daily routine like?
  • Does the home have a communal insurance policy for personal possessions?

Meal Times
  • Is the menu fresh and appealing?
  • Do guests have a choice of meal options?
  • What times are meals?
  • Does the home have the capability to cater for individual dietary requirements?
  • Do you have to eat in the care home dining room or can meals be served in your room?
  • Can guest stay and eat with you?
  • Are snacks provided/ can guests make their own?

Daily Living
  • Does the home provide entertainment?
  • Is a minibus available for day trips?
  • Are social excursion arranged and if so, how often?
  • What are the laundry facilities like?
  • Do residents get together for meetings?
  • Can guests try the home on a trial basis?

  • What's included in the price?
  • What's not?
  • Are the fees likely to increase?
  • When will this be?
  • How are you going to pay the fees, does your relative have savings, or do they receive state benefits?
  • Do you have to pay fees in advance?
  • What happens if you want to leave the home - is a final fee payable?

These are just some of the questions you might want to ask if you are looking for a care home for an elderly relative. This is a big decision, and it takes a great deal of consideration.

Hopefully some of the questions we have provided at Ged Chutes will be useful and provide you with a little clarity.

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