What is the difference between residential care and nursing care?

A residential care home offers help with personal care, such as washing, dressing, and taking medication, whilst a nursing home offers care from a qualified nurse. Many of our homes are dual registered, which means that they provide both residential and nursing care – this means that if a resident’s needs change, and they need nursing care, they won’t have to move to another home

Will I have to pay for my care?

You may have to pay for your care, however you might be eligible for assistance with funding - this will depend on your situation. You will need to contact your local council who will carry out a care assessment to determine the level of care you require. They will then carry out a financial assessment to determine your ability to pay for, or contribute towards the cost of this care.

If your loved one is assessed as needing nursing care, regardless of their situation they may be entitled to either the Funded Nursing Care (FNC) contribution, or full funding, depending on their needs.

How often can I visit?

We have no restrictions on visiting - you are very welcome to spend time with your loved one as often as you like, and we hope you feel at home during your visit. Our homes also host a number of events and celebrations throughout the year as well, which we would love for you to be a part of.

What can I bring with me into the home?

All of our rooms are fully furnished, but we encourage our residents to bring their personal possessions, photos and other items which are important to them, and make it their own. It is very important to us that our residents feel at home.

What activities do you offer?

All of our homes have a dedicated Activity Team who plan a wide range of activities and events for our residents to enjoy, from cookery classes and musical entertainment, to discussion groups and gardening clubs – there is always something to get involved with. If you choose to come and stay with us, the home’s Activity Team will discuss your hobbies and interests, and what is important to you, so that you can continue to do all the things you’ve always enjoyed doing, and maybe try something new.

Can I visit one of your care homes to find out more?

Of course! You are most welcome to visit any of our homes. We’d love to have the opportunity to give you a tour, and introduce you to our residents and care teams. You are very welcome to visit at any time, but if you do have a day and time that would be best for you, do let us know and we can ensure that a member of our senior team is on hand to answer any questions you may have – contact us.

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