Types of Care Home
A Care Home can only provide the type of care that it is registered for by the Care Quality Commission. These registrations are:
Care Homes, residential or retirement homes offer and personal care on a short or long term basis and provide accommodation, meals, laundry, and support with personal care tasks including washing, dressing, eating, mobility, shopping etc for older persons who may be finding it difficult to manage at home.
It is not a requirement for a registered nurse to be employed in a residential home.
Care Homes with Nursing
Care Homes with Nursing or Nursing Homes offer residential and personal care for their residents and also provide nursing support on a short or long term basis and provide accommodation, meals, laundry, and support with personal care tasks including washing, dressing, eating, mobility, shopping etc Nursing needs are not met by our care team, but are provided by the District Nursing team who attend the Care Home on request. This inevitable also places a limit to the level of nursing needs that our Care Homes are able to meet. This being the case, when the Care Home feels needs have surpassed the capabilities of the Care Home arrangements must be made for a more suitable placement to be identified to ensure the safety of the resident.
Care Homes for Dementia Care
In addition to care homes, homes can also be registered to provide specialist Dementia Care. Homes that are registered for dementia or for people with varying levels of cognitive impairment have a specialist care team and make adaptations to the home environment to ensure that residents are able to enjoy a high quality of life.
Dementia is the progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging.
Particularly affected areas may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving. Especially in the later stages of the condition, affected persons may be disoriented in time, place and person.
Dementia is an illness that is becoming more common in older people. There are different types of dementia including Alzheimer’s, Lewy Bodies (LBD) and vascular dementia amongst others.
Respite care is available for individuals who need short term care for between one to four weeks to enable a full time carer to have a rest or holiday, or in the event that the carer themselves becomes ill temporarily. This service is offered when there is a room vacant. Respite care can be provided as a one off stay or for more frequent stays. Respite care also enables people to have the full of being in a care setting and deciding whether they need care on a permanent basis.