There may be many reasons why you may be thinking about choosing to move into a care home. You will have lots of things to consider and you may want to know the process and need help in choosing where to live and what is right for you.
There are differetnt types of care homes:
- Residential care homes offer 24-hour help with personal care, which includes things like washing, dressing, getting to the toilet, eating and drinking, and taking medication. Nursing care is not included.
- Nursing care homes offer 24-hour help with personal care and nursing care. They must have a qualified nurse on duty at all times.
- Care homes with dementia care offer specialist care for people with dementia. They may have a nurse with dementia expertise.
- Care homes with other specialisms, such as support for people with learning disabilities or physical disabilities.
You may want to get independent financial advice and information before making any big decisions.