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What will a Nursing Home provide?

If you or a family member appears to need residential services their initial Care Assessment will identify whether personal or nursing care is most appropriate for their needs. Here are the differences between them;

  • A Care Home registered to provide personal care will offer support, ensuring basic personal needs are taken care of like assisting with meals, bathing, going to the toilet and taking medication, if this sort of help is needed. 
  • A Nursing Care Home is registered to meet personal care plus more medical needs on site.  For example, a Nursing Care Home might specialise in certain types of disability or conditions such as dementia or a significant physical disability. 
  • In a Nursing Care Home the care team on duty will always include at least one qualified nurse (the number will depend on the number of residents in the home) and can therefore cater for people with a medical condition that requires nursing attention.

Care homes are subject to rigorous inspection by the Care Quality Commission and must adhere to strict codes of practice. 

The Council will help you to plan for the costs of care in whichever setting you need.

The purpose of Care homes are to provide a pleasant, safe and homely environment in which to enhance the quality of life of all who may need to live there. 

Residents will be encouraged to make choices and exercise control over how they choose to live. 

This will be respected regardless of age, culture, disability, gender or beliefs. 

Your right to privacy, dignity and to exercise your human and legal rights will be respected at all times.