There are many care homes and nursing homes across the UK that offer various forms of care for elderly people. There are care homes that will offer more than one type of care or specialist care homes that may be designed to provide a specific care type. When the time comes to begin finding a care home for either yourself or a loved one, there is a lot to be considered and this can sometimes be overwhelming. For this reason, the care home staff are on hand to answer any queries or worries individuals may have to help make the process of transitioning into a new home an easy and stress-free one.
Within care homes, there are several care services offered to older people with different care needs which we will outline and discuss. These are Dementia Care, Nursing Care, Residential Care, Respite Care and Palliative Care, and each of them is an option for 24-hour personal care and medical care, catering to every need, preference and requirement. Keep reading to find out more information and get an understanding as to which might be the right type of care for you or your loved one.
Dementia is a condition that affects 1 in 14 people over the age of 65, so it is common for people of old age to have this condition. Dementia can affect numerous abilities of an individual including speech, mobility and memory. Individuals with dementia are still able to live their life to the fullest when provided with the appropriate care and support providing with dementia care homes. On-site, there will be specialist nurses who work with people who suffer from dementia.
Depending on the stage of dementia an individual has, they can receive care in either a residential care home, or a nursing home. Some care homes provide support for both, meaning that as an individual's dementia advances, they can continue to receive care and support without moving home. Specially trained staff in care homes and nursing homes will have gone through multiple stages of extensive training so they can identify the most appropriate level required and offer the highest standard of Dementia Care possible.
Care homes can help combat the frustrations and difficulties associated with dementia by offering individual and social activities and therapies that have been carefully thought through and 24/7 support and advice which allows them to continue with independent living.
Many care homes provide nursing care which is available for vulnerable adults who require tailored, around-the-clock personal and medical care. There will become a point where individuals living with complex care needs such as physical disabilities, long-term health problems and mental health conditions that require palliative care are unable to receive the correct care they need at home, so a care home or nursing home with professional registered nurses is an option to be considered. Care homes with nursing and nursing homes create care plans for their residents, meaning that the nursing care they receive is catered to each individual needs.
Residents within a care home that receive nursing care will be assigned a qualified nurse who will see to their every need. Each registered nurse supported by a team of carers will monitor their residents’ condition, administer medical care when it is needed, assist with mobility or personal care and be a source of support at any point of the day or night.
Residential Care is a long-term care option available to individuals who require support with day-to-day tasks such as medication management, mobility and personal care. Most residential home residents will still be able to utilise the home as though it is their own by venturing into the local community as they wish and making the most of the facilities and services on offer to them. The team within a care home will be available 24 hours a day to assist those who need help with their daily life tasks.
Residential care homes become an option to consider when somebody begins to struggle with their daily routine, physical or mental health and personal care when living alone, however, it never has to be an option as last resort. Group living in residential care homes provides numerous benefits, as well as having a qualified care team that can remove the worries that daily tasks could bring to some individuals. By developing a personalised care plan, each individual can have their physical, emotional and well-being needs catered for to the highest degree, whilst also receiving the best quality of life.
The final type of care most commonly offered within a care home is Respite Care. It is typically short-term care that comes as either planned or unplanned, dependent on the specific situation. Not only is respite designed to help people recuperate following an operation or illness, but it also offers an opportunity for caregivers and family members to have a well-deserved break. Residents during their temporary stay can make use of the care home and the support offered until they feel ready to return to their daily routine,
When respite care is provided as rehabilitation, residents are cared for by a team of trained carers and sometimes registered nurses, 24 hours a day until the individual is back on their feet. In some cases respite care can also be a perfect option to trial a care home, before deciding to move in long-term.
Palliative care, similarly comparable to end-of-life care, is a compassionate care service provided to those who are nearing the last days, weeks or months of their lives.
This person-centred care approach gives those with life-limiting conditions and illnesses high-quality care and support to maximise comfort and minimise pain, where support is extended to loved ones.
At Boclair Care Home in Bearsden near Glasgow, we provide person-centred care with an all-inclusive approach. We support residents with Residential Care, Dementia Care, Nursing Care and Respite Care. Located within a residential community, we offer outstanding care, accommodation, and facilities for up to 80 older people in our luxury care setting.
Our care services and facilities are provided around-the-clock and they support our person-centred approach to care perfectly. As well as our tailored care options, we also offer a range of facilities for our residents to use on a regular basis. This includes a complete activities programme, a salon & nail bar, communal areas, a sensory room, a private dining room, day trips and more. Our team encourages residents to use these amenities on a regular basis in order to continue to live the full and meaningful life they deserve.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team if you have any questions about our care services or facilities at Boclair Care Home.
To get in touch with one of our team to find out how Boclair can help your loved one, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01414 845050. You can also contact us by filling out our online enquiry form, and a member of our staff will respond as soon as possible.