1. When choosing a home care company, speak about your allergies, and ask about their policy. If you do not feel comfortable with a company, shop around.
  2. Book a home assessment, discuss your allergies.
  3. Ask if you will get regular carers, and if they go on holiday, ask about briefing the member of staff who will replace them.
  4. Ask if you have a dedicated care manager.
  5. Ask for your food allergies to go in your personalised care plan.
  6. Talk to your carer about your allergy, and cross contamination.
  7. Teach your carer about labels, especially if going shopping for you.
  8. Ask about the complaints procedure if you should require it. Is the manager accessible?

Care Quality Commission


The Live-in Care Hub


United Kingdom Homecare Association


The Care Advice Line


Age UK


Age NI


Age Wales


Age Scotland


British Red Cross


Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman


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