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Types of care home

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

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