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5 Reasons a Residential Care Home could be the right choice for your loved one

5 Reasons a Residential Care Home could be the right choice for your loved one

Residential care homes come in all shapes and sizes, some are run by local authorities, by private firms and voluntary organisations. From the outside they can look like typical residential houses within your local neighbourhood – and on the inside have room layouts similar to yours at home.

They offer very similar care to larger assisted living accommodation providers. Some residential care homes offer accommodation with help with personal care, while others offer nursing care too. Some specialise in mental health, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

If you are in poor health, you might need a great deal of care. However, if you are relatively fit and mobile, you probably won’t need full-time nursing care. For most people, it’s somewhere in between and will be confirmed by a local authority care-needs assessment

With so many care choices on offer, moving into a care home can be a daunting thought for anyone, but here are 5 reasons why a residential care home might be a great option for your elderly loved one:-

  1. The homely environment of a residential care home can be an easier transition for a first-time resident as they can feel part of a “family”. Residents can live as normal a life as they wish or are able. They can go shopping and have friends and family visit whenever they want.
  2. The low resident to staff ratio allows carers to provide residents with the 1-2-1 attention they deserve. Residents tend to have less incidents and falls because staff have more time to oversee their care.
  3. Most residential care homes offer “all-inclusive” care packages that include daily living, bathing, dressing and any special care needs. It will also cover things such as meals, snacks and activities. This way of charging for care is quite transparent and gives families the peace of mind and security when planning their financial future.
  4. For those people that have specific care needs such as help with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease; the smaller homely environment of a residential care home can be an ideal setting to live.
  5. Many residential care homes offer short term care, or daily or weekly respite care which is a great way to test out your care options before making a final commitment.

If you would like to arrange a visit or discuss your residential care needs please call Peter Fry 01305 78 78 11.

See the Latest CQC report for Friary Care – Friary House and Kingsley Court, Weymouth