Our Homes are either Registered with the Care Quality Commission as Care Homes or Nursing Homes, please refer to the individual home pages for further details.

We have provided a brief guide below to help with your decision making based on the requirements you may have:

Residential Care Homes explained

Residential Care Home vs. Nursing Home:

What's the difference?

Because the terms are often used interchangeably, there’s a lot of confusion about the difference between a nursing home and a care home. But if you need to look into elderly care for your partner, parent or even yourself, how do you find the most suitable option

Both nursing and care homes provide round-the-clock care, meals that are prepared and served and any help that may be needed with personal care such as bathing or shaving.

  • Care homes will have staff 24 hours a day, with a key number of qualified care assistants. These will all be run by someone with a Registered Manager’s Award or similar management qualification.
  • Managers are usually required to have some experience in care and many actually work their way up from being healthcare staff but don't need to have any nursing qualifications or experience. Records must be kept for each individual at the care home and all staff must follow a personalised care plan.
  • Staff at a care home are able to help residents with personal care needs such as helping them wash, dress, go to the toilet and engage in social or physical activities
  • District nurses will be called in when necessary to administer certain medicines and treat any complex conditions that any person may have.

Nursing Homes explained

  • Nursing homes provide all the support that a care home would, but registered nurses are also on-site throughout the day and night. Residents usually have a medical condition that needs regular attention from a registered nurse
  • They can often be the best place for someone if they have a complex medical condition as the nurses are trained to recognise symptoms and changes in a person’s health. This means they are better informed about whether calling a doctor or other medical professional is necessary.
  • As they are often suited for residents with medical needs, nursing homes will often have specialist beds and a range of specialist equipment to help people with mobility issues. Many will have expertise in dementia care and other areas to give residents the standard of elderly care they need to give them the best quality of life.

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There are no clear guidelines on which individuals would be better suited to Residential Care Homes / Services or Nursing Homes / Services and decisions are usually based on the person having clear medical needs that would require a qualified nurse around the clock. Someone with dementia, for example, may not require the intense care provided by a Nursing Home while others may, depending on their medication regime or other nursing related needs. When looking into care options, it's important to consider what your needs and requirements may be in the future and not necessarily just here and now.

Social engagement is known to provide and stimulate wide rranging benefits, including:

The Homes aims are always to create a secure, relaxed, happy and homely atmosphere for residents to live in and for staff to work in.

        At the same time and considered as places of residence, we aim to provide a high standard of Residential and Nursing care as required, whilst treating each of our residents as an individual.

The staff will always remember the importance of this being the residents’ home, and that their requests and wishes are listened to and heard.

Residents can always expect to be treated with dignity and respect, and their family and friends are always made welcome and encouraged to visit, when they may stay for a meal and generally spend time together.

Independence and activities around the home are encouraged to maintain and support the residents to remain active and to continue to experience a range of in house and off site activities which promote a quality lifestyle.

Staff are sympathetic in their approaches and able to recognise, understand and cater for the resident’s individual needs and wishes.

Residents are in their home.

It must be made to feel like home.

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