Types of care homes
Most people would prefer to stay in their own homes. We have plenty of options available to support you and help you to live independently and safely in your own home for as long as possible.
If staying at home is not an option and you are looking for a care home for yourself or a relative, you need to be aware of the different types of care homes that are available.
Residential care home
These offer the same type of care and support you would get from a friend or relative who looks after you. Staff can help with personal care, meals and going to the toilet. Some homes help to support you to gain skills to help you become more independent. A district nurse may visit the home on a regular basis.
These offer 24 hour nursing care by trained nursing staff. The manager of a nursing home must be a qualified doctor or nurse.
This is a short term solution to give carers a break. This could be in either a residential care home or a nursing home depending what type of care is required.
There are fees for living in all care homes. If you have less than £23,250 in savings, we may be able to contribute to the cost of a placement in a private home. You’ll need to complete a financial assessment which will show the weekly cost of living in a home