Residential homes and nursing homes

Your Shared Care record

We are about to start using a confidential Shared Care record that allows local health and social care professionals to see residents’ information, where it’s needed for their care. This will affect adults who receive care and support services and who consent to their data being shared.  

If you are finding it increasingly difficult to live at home it may be that moving into residential care could be right for you.

There are a number of residential homes and nursing homes in Solihull. Some are private and others are run by voluntary organisations, with many having specialist expertise in areas such as dementia care.

There are also a number of residential homes for people with learning or physical disabilities.

Residential care homes and nursing homes are often both called care homes. However, there are clear differences in what they provide:

Residential care homes provide 24 hour a day support from care workers for:

  • meals and drinks
  • personal care including:
  • help with getting out of bed
  • washing and going to the toilet
  • getting dressed and undressed
  • eating and drinking

Nursing care homes provide the support that residential care homes provide as well as qualified nursing staff 24 hours a day for residents with higher levels of medical care and more complex needs.

Find the right residential care for you

If you would like to talk about what residential care is available you can visit our Community Advice Hubs

Our Solihull Connect adult social care team can also provide advice on selecting a home:

You can also get help selecting the best residential care home in Solihull from:

Carers Trust Solihull

Alzheimer's Society

Age UK Solihull

Choosing your residential care

You can find care homes within our The Solihull Directory.

Residential care homes and nursing homes can also be found on the Care Quality Commission (CQC) website:

You can also look at the latest Inspection Report prepared by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of care homes, to see how they are performing and compare the results to national and local standards.

Checking out the website for each home is a good way to find out more information too, while each home should be able to send you its own brochure if you prefer.

Visiting the home personally and asking questions can also help.

You may also find our tips to choose residential care helpful.

Whichever home you are considering moving into, including your friends, family and loved ones in the decision making process can help a great deal too.

Healthwatch Solihull

Healthwatch Solihull is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Solihull. If you have concerns about a residential or nursing home in Solihull you can report these to Healthwatch.