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Moving into a residential or nursing home (or 'care home') is a major step in your life and you need to be sure that it is the right move for you, please follow the links below to find out more:

Facts and information
Who can get help?
The cost of care
Lists of care homes in the Bolton area
Monitoring the quality of care homes

Facts and information

Residential homes are for people who cannot manage alone and need help with everyday tasks such as washing, dressing or going to the toilet.

Nursing homes are for people who need skilled nursing care because of illness, infirmity or injury.

For information about residential and nursing homes we recommend the factsheets and guides produced by Independent Age, a national charity specialising in advice and information for older people. You can download or order the factsheets and guides from their website.

You can also call the Independent Age advice line on: 0845 262 1863

Who can get help?

For more information on help available through the council please contact Access Bolton on 01204 338027 or see our 'Assessing your needs' webpage.

Advice and support is available to everyone considering a move into Residential or Nursing Care. Whether you are in a position to pay for your care, or need help with this, we will advise and support you through the process if needed.

If you want the council to pay for your care, we will assess your needs to decide whether we can do this. We use 'eligibility criteria' to decide who can get help.

The cost of care

Many of your questions about paying for residential or nursing care will be answered by the Independent Age factsheets and additional help can be found by visiting their links to other sources of help. We also produce our own payment information - including local variations to the rules.

Lists of care homes in the Bolton area

Search for a care home

Intermediate care

Sometimes it is necessary for people to have short term care, to support their rehabilitation or as a short break for those who live at home. These facilities are:

Darley Court (01204 337833)

Providing integrated health and social care provision 24 hours a day 7 days a week for those requiring sub-acute nursing care with rehabilitation support to maximise independence. Admission to the Unit can be via the Community Admission Avoidance Team as an alternative to hospital admission if appropriate or from hospital when a further period of recuperation is required. Length of stay is dependent each individual but is unlikely to be longer than 30 days.

Darley Court - The latest check of this service used our new approach to inspection.

Laburnum Lodge (Tel: 01204 335455)

Providing 24 hour residential care for service users who require continuation of care and rehabilitation but who no longer need 24 hour access to medical/nursing care. The NHS work in partnership with the Local Authority and support the Unit by providing nursing and therapy input during care daytime hours. The aim of the Unit is to support service users to regain their independence and return home following a period of rehabilitation and recuperation and live as independently as possible. Length of stay is dependent each individual but is unlikely to be longer than 30 days. This provision is rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Laburnham Lodge - Overall Good

Wilfred Geere (01204 337839)

Is a residential care home providing short term respite care to people with or without dementia who are usually cared for at home and whose family members need respite due to holidays etc. Bookings can be taken months in advance or at short notice in an emergency. This provision is rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Wilfred Geere - Overall Good

'Care homes and care homes with nursing for adults contracted to Bolton Council' and 'Current vacancies in Care Homes contracted to Bolton Council' are available via our Downloads tab.

Monitoring the quality of care homes

To access free, independent reports on the quality of your local homes and care services and help you make an informed choice, please visit the Care Quality Commission website, available via our Links tab.

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Access Bolton

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