Paying for a Care Home

Information on the options for paying care home fees

West Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership offer a range of services to support people with a variety of different needs. For some people, it may be that a move to a care home is the most suitable and appropriate way of providing them with the support they require in a safe, caring and dignified way.

A care home is a place where people can live and have their care needs met by trained staff in homely surroundings. Care homes offer a wide range of support:

  • Nursing care homes have trained nurses and additional equipment if you need it.
  • Residential care homes do not provide nursing staff but can ask a community nurse to visit you if needed.

The following articles provide information on the options for paying care home fees. You may wish to go through this with a relative, carer, or someone who can give you support or advice.