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Care Homes - What are they?


Most people want to live in their own for as long as possible, there are a vast range of support and services available to help them to do this, a good starting point is to use this portal to search for help.

Even if you no longer feel able to live in your own home there is are range of other options such as Sheltered and Very Sheltered Housing that can offer different degrees of support.

For some people moving into a Care Home can be the right thing to do.

What is a Care Home?

A Care Home is home which is staffed 24 hours a day and provides all meals.

Types of Care Home

There are two main types of Care Home:

  • Those that offer accommodation and help with personal care tasks such as washing, dressing and going to the toilet (they used to be called Residential Homes)
  • Those which offer these services and also offer nursing care (they used to be called Nursing Homes)

Moving to a Care Home can be a very big step and whilst it can offer opportunities to meet new people and receive care and support in comfortable surroundings it can also have implications for your financial situation.

Fortunately there is a lot of advice and support available if you are considering moving to a Care Home, please refer to the External Links section of this page for more information.

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