Welcome to the Which? Elderly Care directory, where we help you find a care home and domiciliary care support anywhere in the UK. You can also find support groups for people who live with dementia and care services provided by local authorities.
Residential care homes
Care homes that provide living accommodation with meals in a dining area and help with personal care, such as washing and dressing.
Everything that is in a residential care home together with medical care from a qualified nurse who is on site 24 hours a day.
Carers employed by care agencies give your relative support at home, which is paid for privately or by the local authority.
Local groups that provide additional support for people affected by dementia, such as Alzheimer's Society Dementia Cafes.
Inspection ratings explained
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the regulator for care services in England. Since October 2014 they have been rating five aspects of their services and also give an overall rating, all of which we display in our Directory. They expect to have inspected all services by November 2016 and we link to their reports.
In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the regulators report on their inspections but don’t give a rating.
The service is performing exceptionally well.
The service is performing well and meeting the CQC's expectations.
The service isn't performing as well as it should and the CQC have told the service how it must improve.
The service is performing badly and CQC have taken action against the person or organisation that runs it.