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 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.

How do I find a care home?

You can search for care homes by either:

There is also a useful checklist that you can use when comparing care homes against each other in the care services directory .

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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