Nursing care: Nursing homes always have a trained nurse on duty and offer 24-hour nursing care in addition to personal care. Nursing care may need to be considered in certain circumstances - for example, if the person with dementia is very confused and frail, has difficulties walking, has other illnesses or disabilities, or continence problems. (All four of our homes in the Bromley borough are Nursing homes).
Residential care: Most residential homes provide personal care for the residents who need it. This might include help with dressing, washing, going to the toilet and taking medicine. If you are considering a residential home, find out whether suitable care can still be offered if the person with dementia becomes more confused and dependent, as a move to another home at a later date can be very upsetting.