A residential care home is a facility that offers 24-hour support for its residents and allows them to live in a safe environment while maintaining their independence. Living in a care home and being provided with residential care will allow residents to be surrounded by a team of professionals that can assess their needs to develop a person-centred plan for them and ensure they are getting the help they need. There are many different care types that care homes offer around the UK in addition to Residential Care, including Dementia Care, Nursing Care and Respite Care.
Considering the move to a residential care home can be extremely daunting for many people but the care home team are on hand at all times to provide 24/7 reassurance. The facilities provided to older adults in a care home are designed to be rewarding and stimulating because of the on-hand support from staff whilst socialising with individuals of a similar age within a group setting.
In this blog, we have outlined some of the advantages of Residential Care in a care home to give a better understanding of why choosing a care home would be beneficial for you or your loved one.
Care home residents have the opportunity to experience all the benefits that come with group living whilst receiving first-class residential care, having access to all facilities and amenities on offer and enjoying socialising with like-minded individuals. Some key benefits of a residential care home include:
When an individual has decided to move into a care home, the care home will work with the resident and their loved ones to create a personalised care plan which outlines all care needs, requirements and preferences. The resident will then receive a continuum of care during their stay, with regular care needs assessments of the channels of communication, this ensures that the residential care is in line with their daily requirements. Residents can enjoy peace of mind knowing that if they are residing in an all-inclusive care home, their care can be altered based on how their needs develop over time.
When they move into a care home, older people can often feel lonely after leaving their family and friends at home, or when losing loved ones that they once lived with. Living in a care home and receiving residential care can give people the opportunity to socialise with like-minded individuals, with a dedicated care team to rely on whenever they need it. When residing in a care home, there are support groups that loved ones of residents can attend where support and advice are given by others who are in a similar position.
Residents deserve to receive the highest quality of life possible and so a care home will employ a team of full-time chefs. This kitchen team will take into consideration each resident’s preferences or requirements and allergies, then create a varied dining menu served at regular times of the day, including a range of nutritious meals and delicious recipes. These regular meals can be enjoyed in a range of dining areas, communal or private if it is a special occasion, or in the comfort of their own rooms.
It can become a time of uncertainty for family and friends of residents, especially when they first move into a care home. However, they can rest assured that their loved one is being looked after to the highest degree by a friendly team of trained staff in an environment where they feel both safe and comfortable. A lot of care homes will also offer support groups to friends and family members where they can meet with others and discuss their experiences and feelings.
Those receiving residential care and support 24 hours a day may need simple reminders to complete daily tasks which could include taking medication. Care homes are staffed with professionals that would be able to monitor the medical state of their residents, measure the correct amount of medicine they need to take and remind them to take it when they need to. This will then be recorded on their chart so everybody can keep track of when residents have taken their medication and what it is that they’ve taken.
When moving into a care home, each resident will be allocated their own en-suite bedroom they can personalise in their own unique way. It can become their own sanctuary, for when they either require some alone time or downtime. Residents can enjoy their meals in their room, or use it when keeping in touch with their loved ones before enjoying a restful night's sleep. Having access to an en-suite means residents can keep their toiletries in one space, and don’t have to worry about sharing toilet facilities with others.
When deciding to reside in a care home, you should expect to receive a first-class way of life. Not only through the high-quality care options on offer but also through the welcoming environment, social opportunities and facilities residents can utilise on a regular basis. Some common examples of facilities you can expect to find are a library, a hair salon, an arts & crafts programme and outdoor areas. Residents have the opportunity to fill their days with whichever facilities appeal to them the most and receive a life tailored to how they prefer without having to worry about extra fees that might incur. The team at a care home will be on hand at every hour of the day to offer their services and relieve residents of any concerns.
As part of a care homes facilities, you can usually expect to find a varied activities programme. Residents will have the chance to select activities that appeal to them the most and fill their days with this alongside their peers. This could include a range of activities, from gardening, going on walks, playing board games or enjoying live entertainment. Each care home has a designated activities coordinator that will collaborate closely with residents to ensure the schedule includes the interests and hobbies of everybody. The all-inclusive programme is also a brilliant way to keep residents active, which will overall have a positive impact on both their physical and mental health.
The Hazelwell Care Home is a stunning purpose-built care home located in Heswall, Wirral. We offer exceptional levels of Residential Care as well as Nursing Care, Dementia Care and Respite Care. We work closely with residents to provide them with the highest quality of care which supports them in living a rich and fulfilled life each and every day. Our team of experienced and friendly professionals work tirelessly to ensure all of our residents feel supported when they need it most.
The care we provide to each resident is specifically tailored to them which encompasses every need and preference the resident has. We develop a detailed care plan following admission so that from the moment they join our family, our residents can enjoy life their way. Residents have access to all of our facilities including an outdoor area, rooftop salon, varied activities programme and library as well as a designated chauffeur-driven car that can take residents into the local community.
If you have any further queries regarding our residential care at The Hazelwell Care Home or any of our care services or facilities, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team. We can be reached via email on email@example.com or by calling 0151 342 9654. Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact form and a member of our team will be in touch.