Giving up your own home and moving to a care home is a big step to take. We may be able to help you to look at the choices and arrive at a decision that best suits you and your needs.

Care homes are either:

  • residential homes which provide support and personal care. Any medical or nursing care you may require from time to time will be provided through your doctor and carried out by a visiting district nurse
  • nursing homes which must have qualified nursing staff on duty at all times. Some nursing homes can also provide personal care for residents who don’t require regular medical or nursing care.

Care homes in your area

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Assessing your needs

Making a decision to move into a care home is not easy, particularly if you are unwell or bereaved. If you would like help from us please contact our First Response Team who will then arrange for a needs assessment to be carried out to find out whether residential care is right for you and what other services are available.

Why choose residential or nursing care?

You may be finding it difficult to look after yourself at home, perhaps because of a recent illness, or because you are getting more frail. There are a number of services available that may make your life easier. Residential care is one possibility; other services include homecare, day services, meals on wheels, Lifeline and telecare, aids and home adaptations, all of which may help you to continue to live in your own home independently.

Paying for care

If you need to go into residential or nursing care, the 'National Assistance Act' requires that you pay something towards the cost of your accommodation. For further information, please view our Paying for Care web page.

We have a duty to make sure that your care home is providing the care you require to meet all your needs during the time you live there. Our Review Team will look at your care home placement every year to make sure it continues to meet your needs.

First Response Team
Tel: 01443 425003

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