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Adults and older people

Care homes

Information about residential and nursing care homes for adults and older people.

We want to support you to lively safely in your home. However, in the situation that this isn't possible we will discuss with you and your family what the options might be. Where it is felt that a care home is the best way to meet your needs we will help you to identify a suitable care home.

How to access the service

The decision to recommend a move to a care home will follow an assessment by a member of the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) staff.

pdf icon Read what is an assessment? [104kb]

pdf icon Read the assessment eligibility criteria [48kb]

You can also be referred for an assessment by a:

  • doctor
  • district nurse
  • member of hospital staff
  • local housing officer
  • welfare rights officer
  • citizens' advice worker
  • relative
  • carer

Even if you plan to arrange and fund services yourself, it is still a good idea to get an assessment of your care needs to ensure all your care needs are identified and that you're aware of any help that may be available to you from your local council or the NHS.

What's available?

The type of care home will depend on the support you need, which will be agreed through the assessment. There are two types of care homes for older people:

Residential

Care homes that provide personal care such as washing, dressing and giving medication.

Health support can also be provided from members of the visiting health care team such as a doctor, community nurse or physiotherapist.

Nursing

Care homes that provide personal care, but have at least one qualified nurse on duty 24 hours a day to carry out nursing tasks.

How do I choose a care home?

There's 14 care homes in East Renfrewshire. Please use our online map to find care home contact details.

Find your nearest care home

If you're thinking of moving into a care home, you have the right to visit the care home before moving in.

Care homes should have their own brochure describing their services, which you can request at any time.

How much does it cost?

The costs for a care home depend on the services provided. There will be a financial assessment undertaken by the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) assessor.

Contact

Assessment team

Phone: 0141 451 0866

Further information 

Care Information Scotland


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