What is Extra Care Housing?
Assisted living (also known as extra-care housing) offers more support than general care housing but still allows people to live independently.
Help is usually tailored to you and can include help with washing, dressing, going to the toilet and taking medication. Domestic help, such as shopping and laundry, ironing and meals may also be provided.
Common features of extra care housing are:
- help from a registered carer or a team of support workers
- self-contained apartments that allow you to stay independent
- Some extra-care housing is available to buy or rent privately and some is available from the local council
Extra care or assisted living housing is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
How do I Know if Extra Care Housing is Right For Me?
The accommodation is designed to be safe and accessible for disabled people. The bathroom may have a level access shower or the kitchen may have lower worktops for a wheelchair user. Wellgate Assisted Living specialise is assisted living apartments for people looking for some extra care but are able to manage by themselves and don’t need 24 hour assistance.