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