Care homes and nursing homes
Most people will never need residential care, but those who do usually have to pay their own care costs. There is a range of ways to reduce the risk of needing costly care services, including:
- staying fit to stay independent, including strength and balance exercises
- avoiding trips and falls
- using equipment and technology
- finding suitable housing - find out more about Housing Options for Older People (HOOP)
There are many care homes across Cambridgeshire and all are different. Some may have hundreds of bedrooms and specialised areas for people with dementia. Others might house a few people with learning disabilities. Care and support services are not free. Most people will have to pay something towards their own care and some will have to pay for all the costs.