What is it?
A nursing home is similar to a residential care home although it is often larger. You will have your own bedroom but will share living space with other people. If you need health or nursing care every day a nursing homes provides this support. This is the main difference between a residential care home and a nursing home.
Who can apply?
Islington Learning Disability Partnership (ILDP) can work with you to find out if a nursing homes would provide you with the support you need.
Things to think about
If you are in a nursing home there will be a contribution from the NHS towards the cost of the service.
The rest of the costs are worked out in the same ways as for residential homes.
If you are eligible for Continuing Health Care you will not have to pay for your nursing home.