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Care homes

Care homes


A care home is where people live and have their care needs met in homely surroundings. They can also be called:

  • residential care
  • residential care homes
  • nursing homes
  • retirement homes

They are usually for people needing more care than they could get in their own home or in supported housing.

In care homes, trained staff give you care that meets health and social care standards.

The information was last updated on: 16th January 2019


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