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If you are currently searching for a care home for your loved one, please give us a call and we will do our very best to answer your questions.  

Our Home Managers will happily help answer any questions that you may have at this very emotional time for you and your family.

What is Residential Care?

Residential Care is provided by trained carers, rather than registered nurses, residential care helps with everyday activities, such as washing, dressing, eating, and mobility. Residential care allows residents to maintain their independence whilst knowing that these areas of their life won’t be a struggle, so they can get on with doing the things that they love.

What is Nursing care?
Nursing Care is provided by registered nurses in addition to trained carers, nursing care is for residents with more complex healthcare needs, such as an illness or disability that requires the supervision of fully qualified nurses. This could involve frequent medication regimes, wound care, constant assessment, daily monitoring and care planning. Many care homes provide a mixture of nursing and residential care.

What is Dementia care?
Most residential care homes now also offer specialist dementia care in specialist dementia care units. Dementia is a term that describes a range of illnesses that affect the brain, the most common of these is Alzheimer’s. Dementia affects people in different ways and carers have usually undergone specialist training to support residents often changing and sometimes complex needs.

What is Palliative or end of life care?

Palliative care or end of life care supports those whose condition is no longer responding to treatment. Palliative care provides support by trying to manage any
pain, discomfort or distressing symptoms. This type of care can also provide psychological, emotional, practical and spiritual support to family and carers.

What is Respite or short stay care?
Respite care is for those who need to stay in a residential home on a short-term basis. This could be to recover from an illness or operation when a little extra support is needed. People who are normally cared for in their own home may require respite care if their usual carer is unavailable due to holidays or a short-term illness. Respite care can be for a period of days, weeks or a few months.

How do you assess whether you can care for me or my relative?

The Home Manager will arrange to visit you at home or in hospital if that is required. The purpose of this visit is so that we can gather as much information as possible about you and your care needs. This will allow us to ensure that your new home can get ready for your arrival, this also allows us to start preparing your care plan before you move in. This assessment also serves as a final check that your new home is right for you in every way. If the Home Manager should for any reason feel that your new home can no longer provide appropriate care for you, you will be informed immediately.

Guide to Choosing a Care Home

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