When the time comes to start looking into various types of care, it’s easy to get confused about what type of care is right for you or your loved one. There are so many different types of care, and it can be challenging to know which will be of best benefit to you.
The good thing is that you’re not alone and there are a lot of resources out there to help. Below takes a look through the varying levels and types of care so you can decide for yourself exactly what care would suit you or your loved one the most.
There are various levels and types of care and facilities that provide medical and personal care for older people. Some facilities are simply known as care homes, but you may also come across terms such as residential home or nursing home, depending on the level of care they provide.
As opposed to retirement villages or in-house assisted living, a care home can be the perfect solution for those who want the option of around-the-clock support or companionship. Ensuring that residents are getting the life care they deserve is of the utmost importance, and care homes can ensure that residents get the additional support they need as well as the care that is most suitable for them.
Those who choose to receive residential care often can continue with independent living to a degree and, therefore can do most daily living tasks without significant support. Residential care is designed to provide long term care and support for those looking for a slower pace of life, to meet new people and continue with their hobbies without having to worry about maintaining a household and the administration that come with it.
Care assistants will help with daily tasks such as administering medication and personal care, but there is no need for the resident to receive nursing care. Residential care homes have been proven to greatly benefit the mental health of residents, and on a day-to-day basis, residents will have the choice to take part in the varied activities programmes that most care homes offer.
Opportunities to carry on hobbies, pursue new interests and build relationships all have immense benefits on residents' emotional and physical wellbeing. For example, lots of residential care homes offer arts and crafts workshops, as well as access to their private, landscaped gardens.
Living with dementia is a struggle for so many older people, which is why getting specialised dementia care is really important. Dementia is a progressive condition that commonly affects a person's ability to think, communiate, rationalise, move and do simple daily tasks. Most people have cognitive impairment which gradually gets worse once the dementia progresses.
For care homes that offer dementia care, a specialist team is on hand 24/7 to support those living with dementia as well as regularly monitoring their care needs to make sure they are receiving the right level of care through an implemented care plan. Care homes can also offer more than just medical support and personal care, they also provide a calming environment and dementia friendly activities to support residents' overall wellbeing.
Members of staff also receive ongoing training to ensure that they are always using the most up-to-date methods in dementia care. This type of care, that’s provided in many care homes across the country, is designed to benefit residents and their families who live with challenges that dementia can bring.
If you or a loved one is struggling to live in their own home, or faces daily challenges with long term health conditions, physical disabilities, high dependency needs or requires palliative care, then searching for effective and compassionate nursing care could be your best option.
Nursing homes or care homes that provide nursing care have registered nurses onsite 24/7 to attend to residents medical needs and regularly assess their care needs. Some care homes will also provide care for specific conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease or Parkinson's Disease.
A nursing home can be the ideal place to receive ongoing medical care by a qualified nurse as well as have access to onsite facilities and services such as cinema rooms, libraries and dining which are often included in the fees charged by a nursing home.
When it comes to respite care, many people aren’t fully aware as to what this type of care entails. To receive respite care is to live in a care home for the short-term, either as a chance to recuperate following an injury or illness or to give an individual or a carer a break from their everyday duties and responsibilities.
Lots of care homes offer respite care to those who are recovering from an injury or a hospital stay, and even those who just need to get away from their everyday routine for a little while. Respite care provides day-to-day care for those who need it, and can last anywhere from a few days to a few months. Most residents take this time to relax, make use of their new home’s beauty salon, or watch a movie or two in the care home’s cinema room.
Palliative care, also referred to as end of life care, is a compassionate care service provided to individuals facing a severe illness or medical condition and who are in the final stages of their lives. Those receiving this type of care may be at the final stage of their care journey due to natural causes associated with old age, terminal illnesses, or life-threatening health conditions.
The primary focus of palliative care or end of life care in a care home is to maximise the individual's comfort and reduce any pain and symptoms while upholding dignity and fulfilling their wishes. Care professionals also extend support to loved ones, facilitating moments for individuals to spend quality time with their families. This comprehensive approach aims to provide a quality of life and support to everyone involved.
Moving into Trinity House Care Home
We understand that making the decision to move into a care home can be incredibly difficult and actually making the move can be overwhelming. That’s why at Trinity House Care Home, we're help to support you and your loved ones every step of the way.
Prior to moving into our home, we welcome prospective residents and their family members to come and have a consultation with our Home Manager to ensure that not only we can meet your specific needs, but that you also feel like we are a right fit to be your home.
From the moment you set foot into Trinity House, you’re part of the family. Whether you’re a resident, a family member or a visiting friend, you’re more than welcome in our home. Our approach to care is to make sure that you get the compassionate, dedicated care you deserve.
We are proud to offer the highest standards of care such as Residential Care, Dementia Care, Nursing Care, Respite Care and Palliative Care as well as five-star facilities including en-suite bedrooms, a communal and private dining room, library, beauty salon and private gardens for residents quality of life. Alongside our in-house facilities, we organise regular trips into the local community for residents to enjoy social activities and excursions.
We Welcome You to Get in Touch
Our helpful staff at Trinity House Care Home is always willing to assist you if you have any questions or concerns regarding any of our services or facilities. Call 0131 341 3444 or email email@example.com to get in touch with us.