Q14. What is ‘sheltered accommodation'?

A14. Sheltered accommodation is a type of accommodation which is specially designed for the needs of elderly people. It often consists of bungalows or flats which have their own kitchen, bathroom and bedroom but with the reassurance of a 24 hour alarm system

They will have a resident manager who lives near or on the site and is able to provide help and advice if needed. They are ideal for people who are finding it difficult to manage their own house but don’t need to go into a care home.

They tend to offer meals, help with laundry and the chance to socialise with others. Many places arrange activities such as bingo or a visit from a hairdresser.

Find out more in our sheltered accommodation section.

FAQS Index : A guide to Elderly Care

FAQs Intro

  1. Is there more than one type of care home?
  2. Which type of care home is right for me?
  3. My mother has Alzheimer’s disease and requires care; how do I go about arranging this?
  4. How much does a care home cost?
  5. Why are care home fees so expensive?
  6. Will I have to pay for all of my care home fees?
  7. Will I have to sell my house to pay for my nursing home fees?
  8. Can I get help towards the cost of my care?
  1. What is a ‘needs assessment?’
  2. I am not happy with the standard of care at my father’s care home; how do I make a complaint?
  3. Are there alternatives to a care home?
  4. How do I go about arranging help at home for my parents?
  5. I want to stay in my own home but am finding it difficult to manage: can I get any help with this?
  6. What is ‘sheltered accommodation'?
  7. What is ‘assisted living?’

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