What are the different types of care?

Here we will give brief descriptions of the different types of care available from Restful Homes Group.

Residential Care

A Residential Care Home provides accommodation, meals and personal care, an example would be help with bathing and dressing for those elderly people who are finding it increasingly difficult to cope at home.  Residential care homes do not generally provide nursing care for any medical conditions.  The minimum admission age is normally 65, although please check with us about individual homes as some may accept younger residents.

Nursing Care

Nursing Care Homes provide accommodation, meals and personal care, but in addition they will have qualified nursing staff in constant attendance.  Many of our nursing homes also provide more specialist care services such as dementia care.  Nursing care is generally more expensive and higher fees will be payable than with a residential care home because of the qualified nursing staff on hand.  The NHS does now make a contribution towards nursing care fees.  The minimum age for admission is normally 65, although please check with the individual home as some may accept younger residents.

Dementia Care

Dementia is one of the most common mental infirmities suffered by older people and includes other dementia related conditions such as Alzheimers Disease.  Depending upon the level of dementia present, care may be available in either a residential or a nursing home.  Please discuss your individual needs with us in the first instance.

Respite Care

This is generally short term care, perhaps for only a week or two, to enable the normal carer to have a break or to provide cover if your normal carer is temporarily unavailable for a while, e.g. on holiday.  Some of our homes have rooms set aside for respite care patients, others may only offer this service if there is a room vacancy.  Please contact us to discuss your individual needs.

Palliative & Terminal Care

This is compassionate care of those who are chronically and terminally ill, and the care is aimed towards improving the quality of life.  Palliative care concentrates on the control of pain and symptoms.  Please contact us to discuss your individual needs.

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