Care homes provide 24 hour care.
- Residential care homes have trained staff and a community nurse can visit when needed.
- Nursing care homes have trained staff including nurses.
A care home may be the best choice:
- if you can no longer cope in your own home
- if you need 24 hour care.
It can sometimes be possible to arrange a place in a care home outside the West Dunbartonshire Council area if you have family or people you would like to be near and the care home is suitable to meet your assessed needs.
The assessment and funding process is the same as if you were being admitted to a local authority care home.