FAQ

A residential care home offers help with personal care, such as washing, dressing, and taking medication, whilst a nursing home offers care from a qualified nurse. Many of our homes are dual registered, which means that they provide both residential and nursing care – this means that if a resident’s needs change, and they need nursing care, they won’t have to move to another home.

You can find out more about our types of care here.

You may have to pay for your care, however you might be eligible for assistance with funding - this will depend on your situation. You will need to contact your local council who will carry out a care assessment to determine the level of care you require. They will then carry out a financial assessment to determine your ability to pay for, or contribute towards the cost of this care.

If your loved one is assessed as needing nursing care, regardless of their situation they may be entitled to either the Funded Nursing Care (FNC) contribution, or full funding, depending on their needs.

Visit our funding and care home costs pages to find out more.

We have no restrictions on visiting - you are very welcome to spend time with your loved one as often as you like, and we hope you feel at home during your visit. Our homes also host a number of events and celebrations throughout the year as well, which we would love for you to be a part of.

Find out more about life with RCH here.

All of our rooms are fully furnished, but we encourage our residents to bring their personal possessions, photos and other items which are important to them, and make it their own. It is very important to us that our residents feel at home.

Find out more about life with RCH here.

All of our homes have a dedicated Activity Team who plan a wide range of activities and events for our residents to enjoy, from cookery classes and musical entertainment, to discussion groups and gardening clubs – there is always something to get involved with. If you choose to come and stay with us, the home’s Activity Team will discuss your hobbies and interests, and what is important to you, so that you can continue to do all the things you’ve always enjoyed doing, and maybe try something new.

Find out more about our activities or use our search to find out about activities at your nearest home.

Of course! You are most welcome to visit any of our homes. We’d love to have the opportunity to give you a tour, and introduce you to our residents and care teams. You are very welcome to visit at any time, but if you do have a day and time that would be best for you, do let us know and we can ensure that a member of our senior team is on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Find your nearest home here or contact us.