Care homes provide support for people who can no longer remain safely in their own home even with support. Most homes provide long-term care and some homes also provide short term breaks and day care.
There are different types of care home:
- Care Homes (Residential Homes) that provide accommodation, meals and twenty-four hour personal care but do not provide nursing care,
- Care Homes with Nursing that look after people who need regular nursing care, which is provided by a qualified nurse or under the direct supervision of a qualified nurse,
- Dual Registered Homes that provide both residential and nursing care and usually also provide a wider range of services.
If you think that you may need to move to live in a care home, there are two ways of arranging this:
- If you have the financial resources to pay for this support you can make your own arrangements directly with the home or care provider of your choice,
Choosing The Right Care Home
- if you do not have the financial resources to pay for this support yourself or you are unable to make your own arrangements, contact Adult Social Care by using the link above and ask them to arrange for an assessment of your needs.
For information on choosing a care home and for a list of care homes in the local area, you can find information on the following websites.
Care Quality Commission