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Care homes are not the only option to consider, there are other housing options and many ways you can get help to stay in your own home.

Care homes and nursing homes

Care homes, also known as residential care homes, are friendly, welcoming homes for adults who can no longer live by themselves. Support is available from care staff 24 hours a day.   

Some care homes include nursing as part of the care, and qualified nursing staff are always on hand.  District nurses visit residents with medical needs. 

Moving into a care home is a big decision, we have advice on what to think about when choosing a care home and how to pay for residential care.  There are many care homes in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and it's best to visit as many as you can before deciding on a home.   

Out of area care options 

It is possible to move to a care home outside the area in which you currently live in order to be closer to friends or family.  It may be possible for your local council to pay for this if it is assessed to be suitable for your needs. 

Page last updated: 19/10/2020 12:47
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