Our aim is to provide person centred care whilst also achieving the planned objectives of clinical care in a warm and sociable environment.
Continuing care is care provided over an extended period of time to meet physical or mental health needs that have arisen as a result of disability, an accident or illness. Care centres provide accommodation, meals and personal care, entertainment and activities, but also have qualified nurses in constant attendance to provide clinical care. Many also provide more specialist Dementia care.
Dementia is the most common condition leading to core needs in older people, such as Alzheimer’s Disease. Depending on the level of Dementia, care may be available in Residential or Nursing Care Centres. There are also specialist units offering nursing or residential care with experienced staff and adapted facilities.
Our clients with Dementia enjoy a life of quality and when possible participate in the everyday life of our centres. We provide Dementia services to older people and those of working age Dementia with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, or other forms of cognitive impairment.
This is unique and specialist care to ensure the increasing number of people with Neurological based needs can enjoy a meaningful lifestyle, while accessing the range of rehabilitation services required on an ongoing basis, to maximise their further recovery and to enable them to lead as independent a lifestyle as possible. Person-centred care, together with the appropriate equipment, facilities and trained personnel, is the key to achieving this. We encourage people to exercise choice and control in all they do.
Nursing care centres provide accommodation, meals and personal care, entertainment and activities, but also have qualified nurses in constant attendance to provide clinical care. Many also provide more specialist Dementia care. A nursing care centre will generally charge higher fees than a residential care centre because it offers care by qualified nurses, although the NHS now makes a contribution to nursing care fees (see Fees & Funding).
Palliative and Terminal Care
This is active, compassionate care of the chronically and terminally ill, directed towards improving the quality of life. Palliative care particularly focuses on the control of pain and symptoms. These specialist approaches include the individual, the family, carers and friends, and extend to bereavement and grief.
Residential care centres provide accommodation, meals, entertainment, activities and personal care, such as help with bathing and dressing, for those who are finding it difficult to cope at home, or who need more help than their carers are able to provide. Residential care centres do not generally provide nursing care for medical conditions but often do cater for Dementia clients. The minimum age for admission is normally 65, although some may accept younger residents.
Respite care is short-term care, perhaps for a week or two, so that carers can have a break or if a carer is unavailable for a while. Some care centres such as ours will have rooms set aside for respite stays, others will only offer it if there is a room vacant. Many clients often convert from being a short term respite client into being a permanent long term resident if their experience is pleasant and if funding is available.
Some care centres offer specialist care for conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, MS, brain injury, challenging behaviour or for young physically disabled people and Cancer related.
Young Physically Disabled
This is generally nursing care for people with physical disabilities who are unable to live in their own homes. It may be within a care centre for older people, a specialist care centre for YPD residents, or a unit attached to a care centre. Each centre will be registered for different age groups, so you should check with the individual centre. Please note that ‘young’ may refer to any age from 18 up to the age of 65, to distinguish it from care for older people.