It may be that your needs are such that it is no longer possible and/or safe for you to remain in your own home, even with a package of care and support services. There may be positive advantages to living in a care home which attract you to this option. The most important factor should be that your decision is an informed one.
A Care Services Directory is published each year by Care Choices Ltd for Derbyshire Social Services. For information about care homes in Derbyshire call 0800 3892077 or for advice on Care fees call 0800 998833.
For information about independent care homes in Derbyshire contact the Derbyshire Care Homes Association by email at email@example.com. You can also search for a care home in your area by clicking on this link: http://www.carehome.co.uk/care_search.cfm
You can also contact The Relatives and Residents Association which is an organsiation for older people needing, or living in, residential care and the families and friends left behind. Offers support and information via a helpline: tel 0207 3568136 or go to www.relres.org
There are a range of factsheets from Age UK about Residential Care; click here to find them.