Searching for a Weymouth care home – the checklist

Looking for a care home is a big decision, so to help make it a little easier, we’ve put together a simple checklist for details you should be on the look out for. 

Find out what transport links are near the care home

While a rural care home may appear idyllic at first, it can prove too remote for friends and family to visit easily, especially if there isn’t any good transport links nearby, such as a major road, bus or train station. Primrose Lodge is nestled just two miles from the seaside resort of Weymouth, where you’ll find major roads, a train station, regular bus services and even a port! 

Ask if you can bring personal belongings

Moving to a new home is always daunting, but once you’ve got your personal possessions unpacked you often feel a lot more at ease. So, when you’re researching care homes in Weymouth, make sure to ask if they allow you to bring your own items, such as your favourite chair or paintings. At Primrose Lodge, we encourage all our new residents to bring their own personal affects with them when they move in and we often find this is a great opportunity to bond. 

Research independent care home reviews 

While a care home can provide its own reviews, it’s always reassuring to find independent testimonials. To find out what other residents and their friends and family really think of the home, including activities, cleanliness, staff, food and drink and facilities, visit You can also view some photos of your chosen care home too. 

Is there a variety of activities available?

Many care homes will offer a series of interesting activities for their residents to ensure they have a great quality of life. At Primrose Lodge Weymouth, we provide a wide range of different activities designed to enhance your experience, from making sure you maintain strength and flexibility in both the mind and body. 

Don’t forget to sample the food! 

Food is one of life’s simple pleasures, so you need to make sure your chosen care home is up to scratch in the kitchen! They should use only fresh, quality ingredients and vary the menu to not only make sure it’s tasty but that you get everything you need. Don’t be afraid to ask to see a sample menu, ask about how they cater to your specific dietary requirements and to try a dish (or two). 

Just a short distance from the seaside, Primrose Lodge in Weymouth offers a relaxed, friendly and comfortable home for all our residents, with fully trained carers on hand 24/7.  We pride ourselves on the high level of care and support we provide as well as our range of activities, beautiful building and delicious cuisine. To learn more about our care home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team today on 01305 786568