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Dementia and Care Homes (NHS)

In a care home, trained staff are available to look after people day and night. They can provide similar kinds of care to what family members provide at home, such as help with washing, dressing and providing meals.

Care homes for older people may provide personal care or nursing care. A care home that is registered to provide personal care will offer support, ensuring that basic personal needs – such as meals, bathing, going to the toilet and medication – are taken care of. In some homes, more able residents have greater independence and take care of many of their own needs.

Care homes can be run by:

  • voluntary organisations
  • private individuals
  • private companies
  • the local council

Who to contact

Website
Information about finding a care home from the NHS

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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