The care services available can differ from care home to care home. Some homes will only exclusively offer residential care, while others offer a range of care services. So, what are the different types of care offered in a care home?
Also referred to as "personal care", “group living” or "assisted living”, residential care refers to the overall care and support offered to those who require a little support with day-to-day tasks but are otherwise independent. Residential care provides support and assistance with things such as personal care, mobility support, and so on. This type of care enables individuals to continue doing the things they enjoy while living as independently as possible in other areas of their life.
Nursing care encompasses all the benefits that residential care holds, as well as meeting individuals' medical needs. This type of care is for those who require assistance with physical limitations, mental health disorders, and long-term health conditions. District Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, who have the skills and qualifications to dispense medication, coordinate a resident's plan of care, cooperate with medical professionals and provide personalised nursing care, are responsible for providing nursing care.
Dementia is a disease that affects several mental functions, including speech and memory. With the correct care and support, people living with dementia can continue to live their lives to the fullest, while staff helps them maintain their sense of self and independence for as long as possible.
A care home that offers a dementia care service will offer the same setting, facilities and support you would find in a residential care Home. In addition, it will be staffed with a team of specialists who are fully trained in dementia care. Homes that offer dementia care will have been designed to be considerate of the residents living there, ensuring the surroundings make them feel safe and comfortable. Using large visible signage, orienting items such as large clocks, and use of contrasting colours are a few examples of what you can expect to find in this environment:
Respite care is a short-term care option that allows primary caregivers to take regular and unscheduled breaks. Whether it’s to help a loved one with additional nursing requirements after a stay in the hospital to help them get back on their feet, or to recharge, get some medical treatment for yourself, or just some time out, respite care allows you to take the time you need, knowing that your loved-one is in safe, caring hands.
Dual Registered Care Homes offer multiple care services in one home. A Dual Registered Care Home encompasses a number of care options to be able to cover a range of needs. These type of care homes are able to always support residents, should their needs change, and adapt care plans accordingly; those who initially needs personal care but later needs Nursing or Dementia Care won’t need to change homes.
Struan Lodge Care Home in Edinburgh can be categorised as a Dual Registered Care Home and proudly offers comprehensive Residential Care, Nursing Care, Dementia Care, and Respite Care. Here, residents will receive a person-centered care plan, which is regularly monitored and reviewed. All care offered to our residents is tailored to their individual needs and adapts as a resident's care needs change.
Our multi-disciplined approach to care means our home is suitable for a wide variety of individuals, covering a spectrum of care needs, including:
Our wonderful team is made up of highly-skilled and experienced individuals who provide the highest level of care, every day. All staff at Struan Lodge undertake mandatory training required to work in the care industry and continue delivering exceptional care. We are proud to be regularly assessed by the Care Inspectorate.
Whether you are looking for support following a hospital stay or are looking for a safe, home-away-from-home for a loved one living with Dementia to move in to, Struan Lodge Care Home is equipped with all means necessary to help; from extensive facilities to a fully trained team. Our home is more than just a retirement home, it’s a place where residents of all types can live safely, secure in the knowledge that no matter what comes their way, they are in capable hands.
We would love to speak to you about what Struan Lodge Care Home can do for you and your family. You can get in touch with our friendly team by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 0131 337 7477.