Looking for a care home in your area
It is important to find a home that is going to provide the right level of care to meet your needs.
The main types of care homes are:
Residential care homes
These homes provide 24-hour help with personal care such as eating, washing and taking medication.
Residents can still get healthcare from GPs and district nurses as they would if they were at home.
Nursing care homes
These homes provide 24-hour nursing care. They are for people with more complex needs who need regular medical attention.
Other types of care homes
There are also care homes that provide:
- both residential and nursing care (known as dual registered care homes)
- specialist care for people with dementia, people with learning disabilities and people with mental health problems.
Some care homes also offer short-term placements. For example, if you are recovering from an illness, a hospital stay, or if your carer needs a break (known as ‘respite care’).
Looking for a care home in your local area? Find a care home on the Care Quality Commission website.