Individuals with care and support needs may decide to leave their own home and move into a residential or nursing care home for a number of reasons. It may be that the support they have been receiving is no longer meeting their needs or it maybe that their main carer in unable to continue to provide them with the support that they need.
Residential Care Homes
A residential care home aims to meet the personal and social care needs of individuals. This may include help with personal care such as washing, going to the toilet, taking a bath, getting up or getting dressed.
The aim of residential care homes is to ensure that help and support is always there whenever the individual needs it.
All meals are provided within the home and many homes organise activities and other events for residents to take part in including day trips away from the home. Many homes ensure that friends, family and other visitors are able to visit residents in the same way that they may have done in their own home.
Nursing Care Homes
Nursing care homes provide care and support for individuals who need regular nursing care that can only be provided by a qualified nurse or under the direct supervision of nursing staff.
All residential and nursing care homes have something different to offer.