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From dementia care and short stay respite breaks to registered nursing care, we offer many different types of support in our homes

As one of the largest providers of residential care for older people, we operate more than 150 care homes and day clubs across the UK and a team of more than 10,000 people are trusted to deliver care to around 7,000 residents every day.

Our aim is to deliver best quality care everywhere, every day, and tailored services chosen by residents and their families.

Residential care

At Care UK we tailor everything we do to your loved one’s needs and preferences so they can continue to enjoy a great lifestyle, whether that means supporting them to stay involved in the community or having their room laid out in a particular way. As well as organising superb activities, entertainment and outings, we serve up delicious and nutritious meals. We’ll take care of your loved one’s cleaning and laundry and our discreet care teams are on hand to help your loved one with personal care if they need it.

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Nursing care

Our highly trained and experienced nursing team provides round-the-clock clinical care for residents with a variety of complex needs. We work with you and your loved one to create a tailored care plan which is regularly reviewed. Our close working relationships with local healthcare teams ensures your loved one receives the best possible care.

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Nursing dementia care

Many of our teams are trained to provide support to people with nursing needs in addition to a dementia diagnosis. At Care UK, our highly experienced nursing teams support people living with dementia to continue living as active and fulfilled a life as possible. 

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Respite care

Caring for an older loved one at home can be physically and emotionally challenging. Making time for yourself is vital to help you to recharge. Our short term respite care gives you the chance to have a holiday or to take some time out. We also provide convalescent care, supporting your loved one to get back on their feet after a stay in hospital and before they go home.

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End-of-life care

We believe that every person deserves to experience a dignified and respectful end to their life. Our caring and empathetic teams provide sensitive end-of-life care. We work with you and your loved one, as well as local health professionals and hospice teams, to plan your loved one’s care so they receive the care they want, where and how they want it.

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Dementia care

Dementia affects different people in different ways, which is why we tailor your loved one’s care to their unique needs. Every care home colleague receives experiential dementia training to enhance their understanding of what it may be like to live with dementia. Our Dementia Champions ensure teams are working to the highest standards.

We work with academic partners to ensure everything we do is informed by the latest research. We employ some of the UK’s most respected dementia experts to drive innovation in everything from the food and dining experience to finding new ways to empower residents to have maximum control over their daily life and environment.

Getting to know you

We take the time to get to know you and your loved one, putting each individual's needs, desires and choices at the heart of the care we provide.

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Dementia friendly environments

Our immediate surroundings can have a huge impact on our quality of life, particularly when trying to make sense of the world around us. We work with academic partners to create care home environments that help people living with dementia to live as independent and stress-free a life as possible.

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Our people and training

Our people are chosen for their attitude, dedication and caring nature, and we are committed to their on-going training and development. From our carers and nurses, to our activity coordinators, chefs and maintenance teams, we will go the extra mile to build strong relationships – not just with individuals living in our care homes, but also with their friends and family.

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Support for families and carers

We understand that a dementia diagnosis will affect more than just one individual, and we're here to support you and your family. Seeing a loved one change can be a difficult and heart-breaking experience and often the process of needing or delivering care can change family relationships significantly.

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Namaste care

Many of our care homes offer namaste care to residents living with dementia. Namaste sessions are run by trained carers and provide special, uninterrupted one-to-one time for people with complex dementia needs.

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Namaste care

Frequently asked questions

Care UK homes provide a range of long and short-term care types to support older people to live fulfilling lives.

While short-term care, such as respite or convalescent care, offers individuals a temporary stay in one of our care homes, long-term or permanent care is available for those who require ongoing support with their personal care, health and wellbeing. 

We offer different types of long-term care depending on your loved one’s needs, including: 

Long-term care supports older people who live with progressive conditions like dementia, who have become frailer in their older age or who simply want to enjoy the comforts of life without the pressure of daily tasks like cooking, cleaning or laundry. 

Long-term care also provides residents with opportunities for socialising and making new friends, as well as taking part in activities in and outside of the care home. 

Care UK operates more than 150 care homes which offer a range of award-winning care to suit many different needs. These include residential care, nursing care, dementia care, respite care, convalescent care and end of life care. Learn more about choosing the right care home for your loved one.

If your loved one would like to live somewhere where they can receive help with their personal care, such as washing, dressing and taking medication, a residential care home is likely the right option. A nursing home is the best fit if the individual has medical needs that must be seen to by a registered nurse. Read more about the difference between a care home and a nursing home.

Respite care is available as a short-term care option for older people while their regular carer takes a well-earned break. Respite care can be tailored to each person’s individual needs, whether it be support with washing and dressing, nursing care or dementia care. Our teams can also provide support for those who are recovering from an illness or operation, also known as convalescent care.

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