Care in a care home

Care in a care home

Although every effort should be made to care for you in your own home for as long as possible, you may be offered a short stay in a care home as a break ('respite') for your carer or for you. As your condition worsens, you may need longer-term care in a care home.

In both your own home and in short- and longer-term care in a care home you should be encouraged to do activities that are suited to you and help with your condition.