There are several types of housing options available to seniors, from staying in your own home to specialized facilities providing round-the-clock nursing care.

The names or phrases used to refer to the housing options can sometimes be confusing. The main difference will be in the amount of assistance and medical care provided as well as the activities offered.

When researching a housing option, make sure it covers your required level of care and that you understand exactly the facilities offered and the costs involved.


Common Care Home Phrases:

  • Residential Care Home
  • Retirement Home
  • Home For The Elderly
  • Assisted Living
  • Congregate Housing

Respite, Convalescent and Rehabilitation Care

Lakeview Care Homes now offers respite care and convalescent or rehabilitation stays for a person requiring a temporary period of time to benefit from the extra levels of care we offer. Examples include:

  • An elderly person requires extra care for a period of time following a hospital discharge after an operation.
  • A family may have a loved one living with them and wish to have a temporary break from caring in order to go on holiday.