Q2. Which type of care home is right for me?

A2. This very much depends upon the type of care you need and the extent. If you only require help with personal care such as dressing yourself in the mornings and evenings or with using the bathroom then a residential care home may be better for you.

But, if you need a great deal of care, which includes one to one nursing then a nursing care home may be more appropriate. If you suffer from a form of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease or a progressive disorder such as Huntingdon’s disease then a specialist care home will deal with this. The type of care home you need will be decided from your needs assessment, by your social services department.

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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