What is a Care Home? | Care homes Providing Personal & Nursing Care

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Our coordinators find CQC (Care Quality Commission) registered home carers and care home availability in your area. Our service is provided at no charge to patients and families and we provide independent advice from our network of over 3,000 care homes and providers across England.

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CARE HOMES

Traditionally care homes were referred to as residential homes and nursing homes. Today, the most common term is care home, which refers to all homes that provide both personal and nursing care.

Below is a summary of how they differ. 

Our advisers are available to speak and meet during evenings and weekends and can liaise directly with patients and their family members. We assess and shortlist care options that best meet the patients’ clinical needs and personal preferences. We also advise on fees, government financial thresholds and social services. We carefully compile information from care homes and care providers including for example location, facilities available, capabilities, pricing etc which may be helpful in choosing a provider. We make this information available free of charge on request. When a care home or provider is chosen from this information and a successful placement is then made, we may receive payment from the care home or care provider.

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If you would like us to find suitable care options in your area now, we need to ask you a few questions about the person requiring care.

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