A care home is best if you have complex care and support needs which cannot be met at home. 

Use our checklist to see all the alternatives to care homes first.

Think if a care home is for you

Care homes offer you care and support throughout the day and night. You can have everything arranged for you: from hairdressing to chiropody.

But they are an expensive type of care.

If you do not need help throughout the day and night, consider homecare.

If you do not have complex care needs, but want help on hand day and night, consider live-in careOr think about housing with care

Get a place in a care home

Find a care home in Dorset.