Care homes

Selecting a care home is a very important decision and there are many issues to be considered in order to find the right home. Some care homes are registered to provide personal care which means that they will provide help with washing, dressing, eating etc.

In some homes registered for personal care staff will have received special training in dementia care. Other homes are registered to provide nursing care and will have a qualified nurse on duty 24 hours a day.

For details see:

Factsheet 476, Selecting a care home

Factsheet 532, Paying for care and support in England

Factsheet W532, Paying for care and support in Wales

Factsheet NI469, When does the health and social care trust pay for care

Choices in care

A guide to selecting a care home (PDF download)

We have also put together some useful tips about how you can help your loved one receive better care when in a hospital/care home.