Living in a secure environment such as a Residential Home or Care Home alongside like-minded people has the ability to increase a person’s confidence, encourage and support independence and raise overall spirits by enjoying the company of other residents.
There are a number of care facilities around the UK that provide a range of care options, including Residential Care, Nursing Care, Dementia Care, and Respite Care, all of which are intended to meet a wide range of needs and interests for older adults.
In this article, we will explore the benefits of residential care as well as establish what it is and how it is often funded.
Residential Care provides accommodation as well as 24-hour personal care and support for older people and adults who struggle to live independently, but do not need nursing care. Residential Care is designed for individuals seeking companionship and group living with those of a similar age who share the same interests due to social isolation, or who are no longer able to look after themselves safely at home. Residential Care should enhance a person’s quality of life by allowing them to pursue their passions in a supportive, comfortable and encouraging environment.
Residents in a care home are able to enjoy the wonderful experiences that come with living in a residential care facility, from relishing in the social benefits of communal living and having regular and nutritious meals cooked, to accessing the many facilities available. There are many benefits of living in residential care homes, some of these include:
One of the main benefits of choosing a care home is the various care types available to residents. A care home offers a team of professional, experienced and highly trained staff who can provide care for a wide range of medical and well-being needs. No matter what the circumstance or situation you find yourself or your loved one in, residential care homes will provide you with tailored care designed to meet your exact needs and preferences.
The care continuum is the progression of care for a resident. This type of care focuses on opening lines of communications between all professional care providers who play a role in a resident’s care plan. This ensures that residents can continue to be cared for despite any changes to their care needs.
When all care providers play a role in decision-making, the collaborative team can effectively determine next steps for care delivery and execute accurate medical care. Residents living in a dual-registered Care Home are able to feel assured knowing their stay is long-term and have peace of mind in consistent and familiar surroundings.
When you choose to live in a care home, you can expect to experience a full and high-quality life in a safe and secure environment. A purpose-built care home is designed and equipped with all residents' needs for them to explore and enjoy their home and the range of activities and facilities it offers.
Many private care homes offer luxury facilities such as a Cinema or Hair Salon as well an Activities Programme that encourages participation in group activities. Residents can look forward to nutritious meals served regularly, prepared by an in-house chef. The goal is for residents to live a lifestyle rich in variety and choice.
As people age, they can begin to lose their ability to do activities they once loved and carry out daily tasks without assistance. If someone has become frail or physically impaired with age, moving around becomes incredibly difficult and frustrating for the individual. Living in a care home allows residents to live as they wish with the support they need.
Additionally, friends and family receive peace of mind knowing their loved one is safe, happy and comfortable. With many care homes adopting an open-door policy, relatives can visit family members at any time.
When receiving professional care, this often includes the administration and management of all medication. When in a care home setting, all residents are cared for 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, and care homes are staffed with care professionals who are skilled and experienced in ensuring residents get the medication and regular treatment they require. They also keep a record as they administer medication and monitor their needs regularly, relieving a resident of any responsibility.
Residing in a private care home brings freedom of financial worries as the monthly fee encompasses all care services, activities, food and little extras. From visiting the hair salon, to enjoying 3-course meals and endless coffees with their guests, residents are able to utilise the facilities available to them as often as possible, without worrying about incurring an additional fee outside of the pre-agreed monthly cost.
With the current energy crisis, the cost of living is at an all time high. Choosing to live in a care home will provide peace of mind and eliminate the associated worries with household bills during winter.
We are aware of how challenging it may be to find the right resources for your finances when it comes to discovering whether you are eligible for funding or not. If you have any concerns about paying for residential care, we advise contacting your local authority.
Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible to receive financing from the local city councils, or even from the NHS (Funded Nursing Care or Continuing Health Care). We recommend that you seek financial guidance before exploring your funding sources any further.
At Haling Park Care Home, we are proud to offer a comfortable and safe environment for residents, where 24-hour all inclusive Residential Care and Nursing Care, Dementia Care and Respite Care is provided. Our welcoming and experienced staff are dedicated to supporting individuals who are finding it difficult to look after themselves or are no longer able to do the things they once could do alone.
Our approach to Residential Care goes beyond simply meeting care needs; we aim to encompass the care of residents’ overall physical health, well-being, and interests so they are fully equipped to live a life filled with happiness and companionship. It is our mission to support our residents with as much or as little assistance as they need, for them to live their lives exactly as they choose to in our all inclusive care home.
We aim to make life as enjoyable as we possibly can for our residents and believe this is achieved by combining first-class care with a variety of medical and specialist care services. As a result, residents also have access to:
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our residential care services or any other care services at Haling Park Care Home. We welcome you to call us on 020 8181 8898 or email at email@example.com; our wonderful team is ready to provide the support and advice you may need.