Residential homes provide full board and personal care. They are run by Adult Care Services, voluntary groups, private individuals and companies. Some provide short-term care to allow carers a break. All homes whether council-run or private must be registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission.
Nursing homes provides care where there is a need for the constant involvement of or supervision by a qualified nurse. The nursing home is staffed 24 hours per day with qualified nursing staff.
As with residential homes, some nursing homes are run by voluntary organisations or charities, though most are privately run by individuals or companies.
Information about care homes in the Bury area can be found on The Bury Directory:
Choosing a care home
There are many issues to take into consideration when deciding whether to move into a care home or not, and following that decision you then have to decide which care home is right for you or your loved one.