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Care homes and nursing homes

Care homes, also known as residential care homes, are friendly, welcoming homes for adults who can no longer live by themselves. Support is available from care staff 24 hours a day.

Some care homes include nursing as part of the care, and qualified nursing staff are always on hand. District nurses visit residents with medical needs.

Moving into a care home is a big decision, we have advice on what to think about when choosing a care home and how to pay for residential care. There are many care homes in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and it's best to visit as many as you can before deciding on a home.