If you or a loved one is struggling to manage at home, moving to a care home may be the best option. We can help find the right care for you and check if you can get help to pay for it.
What type of care home is right for you? SHOW
There are two main types of care home:
- Provide a place to live
- Help residents with personal care (washing, dressing, going to the toilet)
- Organise social activities
- Provide a place to live and personal care
- Have nurses available at all times
- Can support severe learning disabilities, complex medical conditions and specialist care needs.
Some care homes specialise in certain conditions such as dementia. Where possible, we’ll look for homes that are best placed to support your specific needs.
Moving to a care home SHOW
You can ask for an assessment from adult social care. They will assess your needs and decide what type of care would be best to support you. If they decide you would be best supported in a care home, they can help arrange this.
Paying for a care home SHOW
Whether or not you will pay towards the cost of your care will depend on your savings. If you have less than £23,250, you may be entitled to financial help.
If you will need financial help, it’s best to arrange your move to a care home through the council. We can help guide you through the costs and what support you can get. This will depend on whether an assessment determines that you would be best supported in a care home.
If you have more than £23,250, you will need to pay the full cost of care.
Finding the right care home SHOW
- You can search care homes in Hampshire on the Connect to Support website.
- There is also helpful information about choosing the right care home.
All care homes are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). CQC provide a directory which details how well each of the services meets essential standards of quality and safety.