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Types of Care Homes

Care homes provide:

  • accommodation
  • meals
  • assistance with personal care 24hrs/day

There are two main types of care homes:

1.Care Homes without Nursing Care (Residential Care)

if the person has any nursing needs, assistance may be provided by the District Nursing Service visiting whenever they are needed.

'High Dependency' residential care indicates additional moving and handling needs such as requiring a hoist to move.

2.Care Homes with Nursing Care(Nursing Care)

Qualified nursing staff are on duty 24 hours per day.

Both types of care are split by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) by need:

  • Old Age - Assistance for people who have physical illnesses that may be classed as more common in old age such as stroke, loss of mobility etc.
  • Dementia (also known as EMI)
  • Mental Illness
  • Physical Disability

Useful Contacts

Care Quality Commission(CQC)

Address: Citygare, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4PA
Phone: 0300 061 6161
Fax: 0300 061 6172

For a list of residential and nursing homes in Newham, click on the directory link below and enter your postcode:

Residential Homes

Nursing Homes

An online care home directory. Browse care homes by facility or location, all UK care homes are registered.