Residential and nursing care homes

Types of care home

There are 2 types of care home in Thurrock.

Residential care homes

Residential care homes provide accommodation, meals and assistance with personal care whenever the need arises over a 24 hour period.

If you have any nursing needs, assistance may be provided by visits from the district nursing service whenever they are needed.

'High dependency' residential care means that additional moving and handling may be needed – for example, needing a hoist to help with moving.

Nursing care homes

Nursing care homes provide accommodation, meals, assistance with personal care, and access to qualified nursing staff who are on duty 24 hours each day.

Specialisms and services

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) lists the specialisms and services offered by individual care homes – for example:

  • old age – for people who have a physical illness more common in old age, such as loss of mobility
  • dementia – for people who have an illness related to dementia
  • mental health – for people who have a mental health problem other than dementia
  • physical disability – for people who have a medical condition that affects their physical ability

You can search the CQC website for residential and nursing care homes in and around Thurrock.

CQC – search for care homes around Thurrock

Contact the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for more information about care homes in your area of choice, including inspection reports.