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1. Types of Care

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This category contains articles describing the various types of care that may be suitable for yourself or a loved one.

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Nursing Homes

Nursing Homes offer a service similar to that of a Care Home with regards to residential care and supports for an individual; however if the needs of the individual require a trained medical nurse to be present during the care or to administer care, support or medicine then a Nursing Home is what is required.

A care home is able to offer personal care services such as assistance with bathing, showing, getting dressed etc. however if an individual require a more dedicated care package such as complex rehabilitation support following surgery or a hospital stay then a Nursing home is the correct path.

Nursing homes offer support in the following circumstances:

  • If an individual is very frail or is in a very poor state of health due to age or a medical condition.
  • If an individual is unable to administer their own medication and / or unable to feed themselves.
  • If in individual requires open wounds to be dressed daily and/or requires assistance with incontinence.

If you are unsure if a nursing home is what you or a loved one requires it is best to contact your local authority and ask them to carry out a Care Needs Assessment, this report will determine the specific requirements of the individual and make recommendation as to what type of care will best serve their needs.

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