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Residential and nursing care homes

There are many different types of residential care homes. Consider whether you need nursing care or standard personal care.

 


 

Care homes providing personal care only

A residential care home registered to only provide personal care can help you with:

  • meals
     
  • bathing
     
  • going to the toilet
     
  • taking medication

 


 

Care homes providing nursing care

Care homes with nursing care have registered nurses providing 24 hour nursing care and experienced care assistants providing personal care. They are often referred to as nursing homes.

They might specialise in certain types of disability or conditions such as dementia.

If nursing care is required, you or your relative will be visited by an allocated worker to work out what support you will need. This visit might be in your own home, or in hospital if you have been ill, or in a care home. You will be fully involved in planning your care needs.

If a care home providing nursing is the best solution for you, your allocated worker will give you information to help you find a home which meets your care requirements.

 


 

How do I find a care home?

You can search for care homes by using Staffordshire Connects.


 

Will I have to pay?

Probably. Your financial circumstances will be assessed to see how much you need to contribute towards the cost of your care. Further information is set out in our charging policy. Many people have to pay the full cost of their care.

You can see if you are financially eligible by using our checker.

If you have nursing care the cost of this will be paid by the NHS to the care home directly. The remainder of the funding will be provided by you and/or Staffordshire County Council following your financial assessment.

 


 

How do the adult social care team source a care home?

If we are paying some or all of the cost of your care, we will find at least one home that can meet your care needs.

We will contact all relevant care homes and share with you all who replied confirming they are able to meet your care needs. In certain cases only one care home may be available.

We will establish a budget for your care home placement based on your care needs and the care home(s) able to meet those needs. This is known as your personal budget.

What if I wish to choose an alternative care home?

We will support placements in care homes as long as:

  • they can meet your care needs
     
  • meet the required quality standards
     
  • are willing to enter into a contract with us
     
  • would not cost more your personal budget

Top up payments

If you wish to choose a care home that costs more than your personal budget, you do have this option as long as you are willing and able to pay the additional cost. This is known as a top up payment.

 


 

How are they regulated?

The Care Quality Commission regulates registered care homes. They inspect homes to make sure they reach an approved standard.

 


 

Care and support to suit your needs

You should look at the different types of care and support available before you decide what would best suit your needs.

If you are thinking about moving into a care home and are eligible for help, you can contact us to talk it through.

We may be able to help you make a decision.

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