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Care homes

  • Introduction to care homes

    Moving in to a care home could offer the opportunity to form new friendships and provide a safe, comfortable place to live.
  • Choosing accommodation

    You are free to find a place in a care home yourself, if you can make your own arrangements and pay the fees.
  • Finding a care home

    Care homes all have to meet certain minimum standards, but they can still vary widely in the sort of accommodation and facilities that they offer.
  • Paying for temporary care in a care home

    Council charging rules differ when a stay in a care home is temporary, rather than permanent.
  • Paying for permanent residential care

    Most people will be expected to pay towards the cost of their accommodation in a care home by using some of their income and capital


Care home checklist

Choosing a care home is one of the most important decisions you can make. Our checklist will help you ask the right questions to ensure you make an informed choice.

Call the Age Scotland Helpline

0800 12 44 222 0800 12 44 222