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residential care
▪ a residential care facility
▪ If local authorities do seek to improve their residential care facilities, what form might this take?
▪ It costs upwards of £300 a week to keep some one in residential care.
▪ That also means a commitment to private residential care as much as to local authority residential care.
▪ The next chapter explores social work practice where a family member begins to need residential care.
▪ The student found that it was not uncommon to regard the young person's stay in residential care as temporary.
▪ Thus Southwark, which exports 70% of adults needing residential care, will not receive adequate funding to pay for future placements.
▪ What might happen if a council refused to record a person's need for residential care because they couldn't provide it?
▪ When families place elderly relatives into residential care, a similar feeling of guilt is often apparent.
Residential care

Residential care refers to long-term care given to adults or children who stay in a residential setting rather than in their own home or family home.

There are various residential care options available, depending on the needs of the individual. People with disabilities, mental health problems, learning difficulties, Alzheimers, dementia or who are frail aged are often cared for at home by paid or voluntary caregivers, such as family and friends, with additional support from home care agencies. However, if home-based care is not available or not appropriate for the individual, residential care may be required.