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Care Home

Care homes offer people a homely and welcoming environment where they can get that extra care and support they need.

About care homes

Care homes are also known as residential care homes. They support adults who need extra support or with complex medical conditions that require specialist attention.

Trained staff are available day and night and are dedicated to making sure residents individual needs are taken care of. This includes providing personal care such as washing, dressing, eating, taking medication, and going to the toilet. 

Some care homes cater for people with specific medical needs. For example, anyone who requires around the clock care in the presence of a registered nurse. These are often called nursing homes, or care homes with nursing. This service can be found within some residential care homes, while some providers cater their services specifically for those with certain needs.

In addition to accommodation, they offer a wide range of activities for residents to enjoy. This includes day trips, exercises, and cultural activities and help residents live the life they want. Furthermore, the staff often create a bond with the residents, providing a sense of friendship and emotional support.

Care home regulation

In Wales, care homes must be registered with Care Inspectorate Wales, who register, inspect and take action to improve the quality of care services throughout Wales.

Explore some of the roles you can do in care homes

As an Adult Care Home Worker, you’ll provide care and support to residents, while helping them to maintain their independence and to exercise choice. Image: Bella vista

As a Care Home Manager, you’ll set the operational direction and organise the effective running of the home as well as having thorough knowledge of the care plan for each of the residents.

As a Care Home Nurse, you’ll provide person-centred care to residents often with complex health needs.

As a Care Home Activities Co-ordinator, you’ll be responsible for creating a programme of activities for the residents of the care home.

Find a job in care

If you’re thinking of a career in care, take a look at our jobs portal to get an idea of the type of roles available.