A residential care home provides accommodation, meals and personal care for older people, people with disabilities, or people who are unable to manage at home, for whatever reason. Care offered can include help with eating, washing, bathing, dressing/toilet needs and caring for you if you become ill.
The decision to recommend a residential or nursing home will only be made after a full assessment. If nursing home care is recommended, then the local health authority also has to agree to this. You can also consider homes in other local authority areas if your needs will be better met there.
When choosing a home, it is important to make sure that you choose one that will be right for you both now and in the future. You can get advice and information to help you make this important decision from
All residential homes, whether council-run or private, are regularly inspected by the Care Inspectorate.