The term ‘close care’ usually covers the type of care associated with that provided in a residential nursing home, whilst the descriptions ‘sheltered housing’ and ‘assisted living’ cover something less than that, but still an ‘extra’. In some cases the ‘extra’ will be quite sufficient to enable many elderly persons, who would otherwise need to be in a residential nursing home, to remain in the own home.
Close Care schemes are a relatively new concept and consist of independent flats or bungalows built on the same site as a care home. Residents often have some services (such as cleaning) included in their service charge and other services can be purchased from the care home. Close care schemes can either be rented or purchased. Purchasers may receive a guarantee that the management will buy back the property if they enter the care home.
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