About

Herts Care Search was developed by Herts Care Providers Association (HCPA) in collaboration with Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) to help make finding a care home place in Hertfordshire easier and quicker for all parties. It is run and funded by HCPA and HCC.

Herts Care Search is also used by Hertfordshire County Council Staff, and the East and North Herts Clinical Commissioning Group (ENHCCG) to search for and request care home beds on behalf of service users.

For further information on the project, please visit the HCPA website www.hcpa.info/services/herts-care-search

Herts Care Search offers a searchable database of residential and nursing homes in Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas

Herts Care Search is a great place to start if you are considering a residential or nursing home placement for yourself, a family member or friend. You can search for vacancies in homes by location, type of care and facilities appropriate to your needs.

Herts Care Search was developed by Herts Care Providers Association (HCPA) in collaboration with Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) to help make finding a care home place in Hertfordshire easier and quicker for all parties. It is run and funded by HCPA and HCC.

Herts Care Search is also used by Hertfordshire County Council Staff, and the East and North Herts Clinical Commissioning Group (ENHCCG) to search for and request care home beds on behalf of service users.

For further information on the project, please visit the HCPA website www.hcpa.info/hertscarehomefinder

Searching for a care home in Hertfordshire on Herts Care Search is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Enter the town or postcode in your desired location and choose the radius you would like to search in
  2. Select if you would like to search all homes, or only those that currently have vacant beds
  3. Select if you are looking for a long term or respite (short stay) bed.

The search results will include all the care homes that meet your search requirements.

You can then view the vacant beds at that home and more details on the home, including a map, contact details and their CQC registration on the care home’s profile.

Alternatively, you can view the results by location on a map, by choosing the map icon on the search results page. You can also narrow down the search results by selecting features such as care home features, care category and price bands.

When you have identified an appropriate care home, we recommend you contact the home directly via the contact details on their profile page, to find out more about their home, current vacancies and arrange a visit. There is also the option for an ‘advanced search’, where you can search by room type, type of care, care home features and price band.

We understand that choosing a care home for yourself or a loved one can be a difficult and overwhelming decision. It's important to find a care home that's right for you or for the person who's going to live there.

Not all care homes are the same. Some offer accommodation and help with personal care, such as washing and dressing, often referred to as ‘residential care homes;. Other care homes offer nursing care, as well as the basic help, known as ‘nursing homes’. There are also other care homes that offer extra care and support, often due to dementia.

Age UK has a checklist of important things to ask care home staff when visiting a care home. The NHS also offers advice on choosing a care home.

 

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspects all care homes regularly to check the standard of care and quality of life you or your loved one will receive at a particular home. The CQC publishes reports on its findings of how the service rates against national essential standards of quality and safety, and rates services as Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement and Inadequate. When considering care services, it’s always a good idea to check a service’s inspection report. You will find a link to the CQC’s latest report for each service on this site.

For further information on CQC ratings and reports see http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/ratings

Everyone has to pay something towards their care but how much you pay will depend on your financial situation, the care home you choose and the level of services you need.

For more information on paying for care homes in Hertfordshire, please visit the Hertfordshire county council website https://beta.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/adult-social-services/care-and-carers/arranging-and-paying-for-care/paying-for-your-care-costs.aspx Free advice about paying for your care is also available from HertsHelp. Visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/hertshelp or call 0300 123 4044

For further information on care in Hertfordshire visit the Care Choices website, who have developed a Care Services Directory for Hertfordshire. http://www.carechoices.co.uk/region/east-of-england/hertfordshire/

The directory also has a free helpline provides an independent information and help service encompassing care and accommodation on 0800 389 2077.

If you have a question about a Care Home or Supplier please contact the Care Home directly – the Contact Numbers and Email details are on the home’s profile page. For anything else, please visit the HCPA website: http://www.hcpa.info/hertscarehomefinder

If you are already registered on the system you can logon to your account via login button.

All Care homes in Hertfordshire can advertise their home and vacancies for free on Herts Care Search. If you are a care home or care provider interested in joining the system please complete a registration of interest form via https://www.hertscaresearch.org/provider/registerprovider/

If you have concerns about a care home or other care services in Hertfordshire, or if you are worried about an adult, you should tell Hertfordshire County Council. You can report your concerns via the following link or over the phone, by calling 0300 123 4042. For more information please see https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/Adult-social-services/Report-a-concern-about-an-adult/Report-a-concern-about-an-adult.aspx

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