Care and nursing homes

Key facts

You may need a level of support that cannot be provided in your own home. In this case, a residential/care home may be the ideal choice for you.

If you have a disability or illness that means you often need nursing care, then a care home with nursing (sometimes called a nursing home) may be more appropriate. Nursing homes have a qualified nurse on duty 24 hours a day.

You have the right to choose your residential/care or nursing home. However if you need a care home with nursing – you may not be able to move into one that cannot provide nursing care.

Finding one that is right home for you might take some time - you should make sure the home you choose has the facilities, equipment and staff with the right training to meet your needs. Visit the Housing Care to find residential/care and nursing homes in the Lichfield District.

The amount you pay for your residential/care or nursing home will depend on your personal circumstances and it is possible you may qualify for full NHS funding for nursing care. This will be assessed as part of a needs assessment.

To request a needs assessment contact Staffordshire Cares where one of the advisors will ask you a few questions about your situation so that they can provide suitable information and advice and refer you to right people to carry out your needs assessment.