Residential and Nursing Home Care
What does it do?
Residential care is for people who can no longer manage living in their own home, even with support from home care services. You can stay in residential care for a short time (known as respite care) or over a long period. You would stay in a comfortable furnished room with staff available 24 hours a day.
In some places you can bring your own furniture with you. Meals are provided along with other facilities such as hairdressing, and you can come and go as you please.
There are two main types of homes available:
Both provide 24 hour care. Nursing home care provides nursing care by qualified nurses, or under their supervision. It is beneficial for people who are ill, injured or frail.