Residential short break care is used as a temporary alternative to a person’s usual care arrangements. Short break care may also be needed in other situations. For example, the carer might have to go into hospital, or might have other important commitments. For adults who have more comprehensive support needs, a residential or nursing home placement may be required.
Nursing care refers to care given to adults or children in a residential setting who require ongoing medical care as well as help with daily activities.
Residential care refers to long-term care given to people who stay in a residential setting rather than in their own home or family home.