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Nursing Homes


Nursing care homes

Nursing Care Homes

·    What are they?

·    How do I get this service?

·    Contact information

·    Related links

·    External links

What are they?

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.

Different types of care homesare available depending on your support needs, including residential care homesfor people with no nursing needs.  Moving into a care home permanently is a big decision and you should think carefully about choosing a care home.

Nursing care homes should provide you with:

·    day to day support

·    nursing care

·    personal care, such as help with getting up and going to bed, eating, washing, dressing and using the toilet

·    a comfortable and safe environment to live in

·    activities of real interest and enjoyment

·    privacy, dignity and respect

·    support for your physical, spiritual, intellectual, emotional and social needs

How do I get this service

We will work with you to do an assessmentto see what your support needs are and to check if a care home is the right option for you.

We will also carry out a financial assessmentto see if you will need to pay for or contribute towards the cost of funding your nursing care.

Contact information

·    Contact us to ask us about an assessment.

·    Contact details for Adult Social Care

Related links

·    Choosing a care home

·    Types of care homes

·    Residential care homes

·    Care home funding

·    Deprivation of liberty

·    Sheltered and supported housing

·    Extra care housing

·    Supported living for people with disabilities

·    Children and young people ‘looked after’ (in care)

External links

·    Housing Care

·    Gov.uk – Registration of Residential Care Homes

·    Advice on Paying for Long Term Care