Types of care in our homes

A guide to the different types of care we offer

From dementia nursing care to residential care or from short break respite care to permanent care, we offer many different types of care and support in our homes.

Find out more about the different types of care

The current quality of care homes in England

Insights from Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections

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Care home checklist

Use our checklist when you visit care homes to help you make an informed choice.

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The Care Quality Commission for England (CQC), Care Inspectorate for Scotland, and the Care & Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) are responsible for regulating care services in the UK. Jersey and the Isle of Man each have Registration & Inspection departments to regulate care in these respective Crown Dependencies. They will carry out an unannounced visit of the home and rate the service they provide. All of our care homes display their current rating on their webpages to help you understand the care on offer.

Care can broadly be divided into three types: Nursing, Residential and Dementia. Some of our homes specialise in particular care types, while many others offer a care pathway – with a range of care types catered for all in one place. All of our care homes display the Care Types they provide on their webpages, to help you understand the care on offer.  You can find out more about each type of care here.

Residential care offers housing for those living independently who wish to reside in an environment with other people as companions and friends. Support is on hand if required, but personal care is not a constant need. Nursing care means that qualified nurses are on hand to prescribe medication and offer support and assistance as required for individual care needs, which are more personal in nature. You can find out more about the services we offer here.