Care homes for personal care, sometimes known as residential homes, are for people who need 24-hour support.
Residents have their own room, sometimes with an en-suite bathroom, and usually with access to other shared facilities.
These homes will help you with any assessed personal care needs (such as getting up and going to bed, dressing, washing and using the toilet) as necessary and they will supervise or administer medication. They provide all meals and most will offer some social activities.
They can normally provide care during short illnesses but they do not provide long-term nursing care (there are specialist care homes with nursing that can provide this level of support). There will also be someone on call at night.
Contact us for a list of local residential care homes and to discuss your options. If we can help you, your needs will have to be assessed so we can provide the right type of care and support. You can also search for homes using the Elderly Accommodation Council website and we maintain our own approved list of care homes and care homes with nursing. You can check homes' inspection reports on the Care Quality Commission website.