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What you need to think about when you're considering residential care.
When you move into residential care in a rest home or hospital, you sign a contract, and get information about your rights and responsibilities.
You can transfer to another residential care facility if you want to. Or you may have to transfer if your care needs change.
Even if your need is urgent, you can only move into your preferred rest home or hospital if it has a suitable vacancy.
Page last updated: 20 April 2020