Continuing care services offer a comprehensive plan of assessment and treatment to meet the specific needs of people living with serious injuries, illness, or certain mental health conditions. This is long-term residential care, which includes accommodation and meals, as well as clinical care, supervision, and various social activities and entertainment throughout the day.
What are continuing care services?
As the name suggests, continuing care services are long-term and able to change over time to meet the individual needs of each resident.
These services are provided within our care centres with access to specialists and clinical care on a regular basis. The goal is to cause as little disruption as possible for the resident while efficiently treating their condition with the required staff and equipment under one roof, whenever possible.
There is no standard course of action for every resident, as their condition and ongoing assessments will dictate the appropriate treatment plan, and therefore there is no finite list of services available in a continuing care home.
Depending on the severity and complexity of a resident’s condition, it may be possible to receive all services in the care centre. If outside care is required, such as a trip to a nearby facility for surgery, diagnosis or testing, this will be arranged by team members from the individual care centre.
Please note, there is a strict eligibility criteria for continuing care, we would recommend discussing your requirements with one of our experienced home managers. Our locations are listed below
Some of our Forest Care Centres that provide continuing care include:
|Berkshire||Crowthorne||Pinehurst Care Centre|
|Berkshire||Wokingham||Warren Lodge Care Centre|
|Buckinghamshire||Great Missenden||Woodlands Park Care Centre|
|Essex||Chigwell||Belmont Lodge Care Centre|
|Hertfordshire||New Barnet||Cedars Care Centre|
|Hertfordshire||Elstree & Borehamwood||Forest Care Village|
|Kent||Gillingham||Grace Manor Care Centre|
|Kent||Maidstone||The Poplars Care Centre|
|London||Camden NW5||Ash Court Care Centre|
|London||Islington N1||Bridgeside Lodge Care Centre|
|London||Islington N7||St Anne’s Care Centre|
|Norfolk||Hingham||Hassingham House Care Centre|
|Oxfordshire||Stanford in the Vale, Faringdon||The Grange Care Centre|
Who are continuing care services for?
Most continuing care homes are used by residents who are living with a condition that is expected to require months of treatment with access to team members and facilities that can’t be provided in-home or at a lesser equipped facility.
Other than the expected duration of the treatment for a condition, continuing care services are recommended for those with severe issues that require constant attention from appropriate care team members, or have a complex array of symptoms that are difficult to manage.
Residents include adults (18+) who have become injured or ill, as well as older people who require similar services. Dementia or memory care is also available at many of our care centres.
If the duration of the treatment of a condition is unclear, or if it is expected to worsen in the near future, this type of care is ideal. Continual health care services are wide-ranging, with access to qualified professionals and equipment to monitor any changes in the treatment and condition and take the appropriate steps quickly and more efficiently.
What’s involved in continuing care services?
The day to day care that each resident receives will be unique to the needs shown on their initial assessment and will change as needed, informed by further reviews as their time with us continues. Residents are provided with accommodation and all meals, as well as activities and entertainment throughout the day to stay active and social while they are not receiving medical care.
General features of a continuing care home:
- Physical and mental health
- Residential facility
- Meals and activities
- Care Team members available day and night
- Qualified nurses
- Clinical care