Nursing and care homes
If you're finding it difficult to live in your own home you may choose to move into a care home. Before you decide you might like to think about other options including:
Care homes provide accommodation with trained staff on hand 24 hours a day. You can choose a care home with or without nursing care. Some homes offer residential and nursing care which means you won't need to move if your care needs change.
- Get advice on choosing a care home from Age UK.
- Search for homes recommended by users on the Care Home website.
Residential care homes give care and support with things like dressing, washing and at meal times.
Nursing care homes give the same support as a residential home, but with nursing staff on hand 24 hours a day.