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Care Services for Older People

We provide a range of services for the older people in our communities, whether you require support in your home and daily life, following a spell in hospital, or in a care home.

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West Lothian Council provides a range of services for the older people in its communities, whether you require support in your home and daily life, following a spell in hospital, or in a care home.

Our overall aim is to ensure that older people receive a good, interlinked provision of quality social, health and housing services relevant to their assessed needs as those needs arise and change with time. These services provide, as far as possible, a flexible response to user and carer needs.

Services we provide include:

  • support at home
  • community alarms
  • 'Smart' housing
  • care homes
  • respite care
  • day care
  • housing with care
  • equipment and adaptations

Most people will want to stay at home wherever practicable. Sometimes, however, they may need residential care for short periods or for a longer term. We can also arrange nursing home care, if necessary. In this case, an assessment of the person's needs will be carried out jointly with the health service.

For further information, please contact your local social work centre - see contact details on this page.