What is residential care?
In our care homes that provide residential care, there are dedicated care staff on hand 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Our teams provide personal care and support to enable someone to be able to lead a happy, safe and comfortable life while maintaining as much independence as possible.
The type of support provided is personal to each person but could include help getting up and going to bed, going to the toilet, getting dressed, taking medication, having a shower or an accessible bath.
For the people living in our homes, a large part of living with us is feeling empowered to live the life they want to – enabling them to spend their days doing the things they love and enjoy.
By really getting to know someone, as well as who and what is important in their lives, we are able to tailor our care, activities and food to create a home and atmosphere which not only makes their days comfortable but also enjoyable and fun.
What is residential dementia care?
Residential dementia care is based on the same key principals as general residential care.
We understand and appreciate everyone’s dementia can affect them in different ways, on different days, at different times.
With this in mind, the way our caring teams support people living with dementia will also be flexible depending on how the person is feeling at the time of offering care or support.
Ultimately, our focus is getting to know and understand all of the people in our care. This enables us to support them to do the things they love and spend their time how they want to, while maintaining their independence as much as possible.
You can find out more information about our thoughtful and considered approach to dementia care, which is underpinned by our partnership with a world-renowned research and education centre in dementia care here.
Is residential care the right choice?
We understand you might be unsure about what to do next; uncertain about your options and where to go from here. The care sector can be confusing to navigate and, combined with a wide range of different emotions and pressure to find a solution, it can be difficult to know where to turn.
This is why we pride ourselves on being there to provide help and support, not only for our residents but also for their families, friends and advocates.
Contact a member of our team at your local care home, which you can find details about on our search here, and we can have a chat about your personal circumstances and whether residential care is likely to be the right choice.
We’re here to help.