Choosing to stay in a care home
Staying in a care home might be your best option if your care needs aren't met at home or in supported housing.
- If you're already receiving care at home and your needs have changed, you should let your local council's social care department know. This means your needs can be re-assessed.
- If you have increased care needs for a limited period, you could use respite care instead of entering a care home on a permanent basis.
- If all options to help you stay at home have been considered and a care home is still the best option, the next step is to find a suitable care home.
The information was last updated on: 1st May 2015