Nursing care homes are where a number of people with nursing needs live together, supported by trained nursing staff who are available 24 hours a day. In certain circumstances, short term places are also available for people recovering from a hospital stay or illness, or to give the person who cares for them a break from their caring responsibilities.
Care homes are run by local authorities, voluntary organisations, private companies and individuals. All care homes are registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission.
If you are not able to live in your own home, even with support, and you have nursing needs, a nursing care home will help you to live safely and will give your family and friends peace of mind knowing you are in a safe and supportive environment.