Care homes provide a safe residential environment in which an individual can receive care and support to help them in maintaining their independence.
An individual can take residence within a care home for a long or in some cases, short period of time in order to receive care which they may be unable or unsafe to receive in their own homes.
Care homes offer a unique service tailored to the needs of the individual, within a safe environment which has been specifically designed and built to accommodate these needs.
Care Homes offer a range of services depending on the provider and for both the young and the elderly, however the basic services cover these main areas:
- Assistance in getting in and out of bed
- Assistance in getting dressed
- Assistance with washing, bathing and showering
- Assistance with medication
- Provision of meals and refreshments
Care homes also offer a variety of facilities and activities to enable their residents to enjoy their time spent at the home.
Residents have their own bedrooms in which most care home providers encourage them to keep personal items such as photos, books and even furniture in order to make the environment as comfortable as possible. Rooms usually come with en-suite facilities for privacy and in some cases double rooms are available depending upon the provider.
Activity classes, day trips and communal gardens are just some of the activities which a lot of care providers offer, the purpose is to promote independence of the individual and simply for good old fashioned fun!