Types of Care Home
Care homes are registered with the Care Inspectorate to provide different kinds of care.
- Care homes registered to provide personal care provide help with washing, dressing and giving medication.
- Care homes registered to provide nursing care also provide personal care but have at least one qualified nurse on duty twenty-four hours a day to carry out nursing tasks.
- Some homes are registered for a specific care need, for example, dementia.
Within care homes registered to provide residential care, health support can be provided from members of the visiting health care team for example, a GP, community nurse or physiotherapist.