About care homes

About care homes

Care homes provide 24 hour support to people who feel they are no longer able to manage living independently. 

Choosing a Home

There are two main types of home, Nursing Homes and Residential Homes.

Nursing Homes are generally suitable for people with more complex needs who require nursing care. These homes employ both nursing and care staff.

Residential Homes are for people who are more independent with their needs. These homes generally do not employ nursing staff but have access to community nurses through the NHS.

Which home you should choose will depend on your level of need. Your social worker will help to advise you on this.

All care homes are inspected and regulated by the Care Inspectorate.

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Useful information 

You might find some of the leaflets available from Age UK helpful when considering moving into a care home.

View Age UK website (ageuk.org.uk)