Residential care for older people

Introduction

Residential care homes provide a service for people who have no serious medical conditions, but who can no longer manage in their own home (because of their illness, disability or frailty), even with support from social services, friends and carers. 

Residential homes are registered with the Quality Care Commission  and are inspected regularly to ensure they meet specific standards.  These inspection reports are available to the public.

Residential care for people who need constant monitoring and care because of their medical condition is provided by care homes with nursing.