Nursing care is a healthcare service provided to those who are in need of medical assistance from a qualified nurse. Any service provided by a nurse involving the planning, supervision or delegation of provision of care qualifies as nursing care.
It may be that an individual is suffering from an illness, injury or living with a long-term physical or mental health condition such as Motor Neurone Disease or Cerebral Palsy where they need to be regularly assessed, supported and medicated.
Nursing care can be provided in the comfort of one’s home, in a hospital, hospice or care home. Often nursing care is required on a 24-hour basis for those who are unable to live independently in order to provide the adequate care and support that will improve their quality of life. NHS funded nursing care can also be offered if someone is eligible following an assessment for NHS continuing healthcare.
The Benefits of Nursing Care
There are many benefits to receiving nursing care. For some, it prevents infections or severe symptoms from developing as a result of not being looked after sufficiently at home or in a hospital. Regularly monitoring and medicating someone can mean progressive symptoms can be kept at bay for as long as possible while ensuring that the individual feels comfortable and relaxed.
The care provided to an individual in a care home can be tailored to their needs to ensure the recipient is satisfied on a daily basis, by not only looking after their needs but also their emotional well-being.
Nursing care in a care home provides familiarity and a comfortable home-like setting for someone needing constant care and attention, rather than in a hospital which often brings negative connotations. Residents can feel safe knowing that there is always someone to assist them should they need help at any time of day or night.
Being surrounded by like-minded people can bring opportunities for social interaction and establishing companionships. Living in a care home means there will likely be others who share similar interests or have been through a similar personal situation. For example, if someone is bedridden or unable to carry out daily activities alone, it might mean they feel isolated or helpless. Having a nurse or friendly face on their side will allow them to feel loved at all times.
Nursing Care in a Care Home
There are many residential care homes with nursing care available, or there are nursing homes in the UK that solely cater to nursing care. An individual will always be assessed prior to admission into a care home, to decide whether they need nursing care or a different type of care. A personal care plan will then be implemented and followed by the nursing team.
There may be a specific floor available for residents who receive expert medical care from a team of nurses. The rooms usually feature nursing equipment such as profiling beds, hoists, nurse call systems, air mattresses and transfer aids. It may be that someone who is currently receiving dementia care will be more suited to the nursing floor as their condition progresses, so it’s important that regular evaluations are undertaken.
A nursing home recognises that no two people are the same and gets to know every individual on a personal level in order to understand their needs, preferences, likes and abilities. That way, residents are always content in their environment by enabling them to continue with their interests and do the things that bring them the most joy.
Regular meals and activities will be provided on a daily basis to all residents. Nutritious, homemade meals will be prepared by an in-house chef to ensure residents are eating regularly for their health and well-being, and also where dietary requirements and food intolerances will be catered for.
Nursing Care at Hazelwell
Hazelwell Care Home is a private care facility offering high-quality Nursing, Residential, Dementia, and Respite care, as well as a luxurious and relaxing lifestyle for 55 residents. Located in Heswall, Wirral, our home provides pleasant views of the River Dee from afar.
We believe every one of our residents residing at Hazelwell should be given the opportunity to lead an enriched and independent life in a supportive, loving environment. Our person-centred approach to care means we create care plans that are personalised to each resident which enables high-quality, accurate care to be carried out each and every day.
We are proud to provide nursing care for the following registered care categories:
- Cancer Care
- Cerebral Palsy
- Colitis & Crohn’s Disease
- Down Syndrome
- Head/Brain Injury
- Hearing Impairment
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Prader-Willi Syndrome
- Speech Impairment
- Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus
- Stroke Visual Impairment
Our team of registered nurses will provide around-the-clock care to our residents to ensure they live a comfortable and happy life here at Hazelwell. We want to make the transition as smooth as possible for our future residents, so we welcome you to meet with our team and discuss the needs of the individual seeking care at a luxury care home.