Residential care explained
Residential care is for people who require increased levels of support and personal care. You may decide to move into a residential care home if you can no longer manage in your own home. Our residential homes provide personal care and support to older people with frailty, dementia and Parkinson’s.
Our residential facilities are designed for elderly people who do not need 24-hour nursing care but are unable to live independently. We provide a furnished or unfurnished room, together with all meals and housekeeping and laundry service.
Services you should expect in a residential home are:
- Help with personal care; for example bathing and dressing
- Care through short term illnesses
- Staff available 24 hours a day
- Physical and emotional care
Personal care means assisting residents with everyday tasks such as bathing and washing, if required. Each resident is provided with a personal care plan to support their individual needs so that they can maintain their lifestyle.
Residential homes are looked after and cleaned by staff members. The home is made up of carers who are supervised by home managers who provide 24 hour support, built around individual’s care plans.
Each home is made up of a large range of staff, who look after everything from house maintenance to gardening. Chefs at the home provide freshly cooked meals daily, and other services, such as hairdressing and chiropody are available from external sources.
Even with all this help on hand, our residential homes will strive to ensure you maintain a high level of independence.
Depending on the needs of the resident, our highly-trained staff can provide assistance with daily activities such as personal hygiene, dressing, eating, and walking.
Residential homes are not registered as nursing homes, so applicants requiring nursing care cannot be accepted. Nursing homes are intended for people who need ongoing medical care as well as help with daily activities.