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Care homes and sheltered housing

Types of care home

Care homes provide comfortable accommodation with trained staff on hand to look after your needs day and night.  There are two types of care home:

  • Care homes with trained staff who can offer you the same care that you would receive from relatives and friends.
  • Nursing homes which provide the same level of care as care homes but also have trained nurses on duty to provide skilled nursing care when you need it.

Some care homes in Liverpool are run privately and some are run by the council.

How to find or apply to live in a care home

If you or someone you care for is thinking about making a care home your permanent place of residence, contact Careline in the first instance.  We can talk you through the assessment process and how to choose a care home.

The Care Quality Commission website is also a good resource.  You can search for care homes according to your needs, for example, by location or whether you require nursing care.

Do I have to pay?

You may need to make a contribution towards the cost of living in a care home, depending on your financial situation.  We will arrange a financial assessment to establish what costs, if any, you will need to pay.  We will also make sure you are receiving all the benefits that you are entitled to. See our 'paying for care' page for more information.

Sheltered housing

Sheltered housing is accommodation for rent, which is specially designed for older people who can live independently, with a range of communal facilities (lounge, laundry, hairdressing etc). Each sheltered scheme has a scheme manager and most have alarm systems.

For details on how to apply for a sheltered housing scheme, visit the housing section.