Understanding care homes | ENRICH

THE CARE HOME SECTOR: HOME NOT HOSPITAL

In the UK, the majority of long-term care for older people is
provided by staff working in care homes. The overarching ethos in care
homes is that they are places where people with complex health needs
live; it is their home, and quality of life matters. Approximately
416,000 people live in care homes (Laing and Buisson survey 2016). This
is 4% of the population aged 65 years and over, rising to 16% of those
aged 85 or more.

Helpful advice on carrying out research in care homes

Understanding care homes | ENRICH

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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