There's a very good book in [town] free for anybody interested you can pick it up at I think at the libraries or different places. Giving you all the residential homes in [county] and there are a lot of them. Giving you full descriptions, quarter page adverts of the things they specialise in. Because some do specialise in Alzheimer's rather than other things, you see? Other dementias. So there's plenty of information in that. And just a question of then, of going through them, making appointments and going round to see them. And they conduct you round and it gives you a good idea. You can see the, the other residents and how the carers there are behaving towards them, you know, and things like that. But it was a question of, I, I suppose I looked at about between 6 and 8 and some were too big in my opinion and far too institutional and others were rather on the small side. And conditions were rather cramped. But, it was experience again. Over a period of 6 months I became quite an expert at going through a home and knowing what questions to ask, you know. Do they this, or do they that? And you know the right questions to ask when you know the problems.
And also how some are run. Some of them obviously weren't as strict with their hygiene as they should be. And that's, the one of the, the things on the top of the list always. That, that you never have an unpleasant odour when you're in the building. They go to great lengths to make quite sure that it's all very, wholesome in all respects. They, there's no cooking smells or anything else, you know. The carers there are all very strict that they don't let their residents to go round with clothes which ought to have been changed some hours ago and things like that, you know. Some of them are a little bit slack like that I think. But I think they're very hard pushed for staff. I think they are having difficulties getting staff so it's understandable at times that they haven't got the space in the smaller places to give the service that they really should be. So I felt that [name] of nursing home], it was in [village] by the way.