A Care Home is a place where personal care and accommodation are provided together.
People may live in a Care Home for short or long periods. For many people, it is their sole place of residence and so it becomes their home, although they do not legally own or rent it. Both the care that people receive and the premises are regulated by the Care Quality Commission.
There are two types of Care Homes:
Any establishment in which treatment or nursing (or both) are provided for PERSONS liable to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 cannot be a Care Home and is either a NHS hospital or must be registered as an independent hospital.
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