Types of care home
Care homes are registered with the Care Inspectorate to provide different kinds of care:
- Care homes that provide personal care offer help with washing, dressing and giving medication.
- Care homes that provide nursing care have at least one qualified nurse on duty 24 hours a day to carry out nursing tasks. Personal care is provided too.
- Some care homes are registered for a specific care need, like dementia.
- Residential care homes provide health support from members of a visiting healthcare team - like a GP, community nurse or physiotherapist.
The information was last updated on: 5th May 2015