You may consider moving into a care home. There are many care homes in and around Peterborough where a number of people live together in their own room, looked after by care staff, 24 hours a day.
Care homes are independently run by a variety of private and not-for-profit organisations. The types of homes and care provided are:
Residential home – if you need help with everyday tasks, there are staff on hand to help you get washed, dressed etc
Nursing home – if you need more frequent or specialist nursing care, a nursing home has trained nursing staff available 24 hours a day
In certain circumstances, short term places are also available for people recovering from a hospital stay or illness, or to give the person who cares for them a break from their caring responsibilities.
If we agree that a care home is the best place for you to live, we can then advise you on the choice of homes and also tell you whether they have any rooms available.
We can help you find one in an area near to your own home or close to family and friends. We will encourage you, or your relatives or carer, to visit the home, to see if you would be happy there and to ask any questions. Visit our money matters section to view details of the cost of care in a care home.
You can find details of all local care homes on these pages.
If you are considering a care home, please check the latest reports from the Care Quality Commission.