Care homes

Care Homes, otherwise known as nursing or residential homes, are establishments which provide accommodation on either a short-term or permanent basis. Some care homes provide nursing care, others provide assistance with daily living.

A residential care home is one in which residents receive full board and personal care. The level of care varies from home to home, but includes help with washing, bathing, dressing, toilet needs and eating. It also includes caring when a resident is taken ill, but it does not include nursing care.

Nursing homes provide 24 hour nursing care by registered nurses. There must always be a Registered General nurse on duty.  Nursing care includes assessment, observation and intervention where the need arises from a physical or psychological cause or from a mental disorder. Some nursing homes may also take residential care only service users, meaning a wide range of services can be offered within one home.

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Last Updated on 30 April 2018