What are the Different Benefits of Residential Care?

What are the Different Benefits of Residential Care?

What is Residential Care?

Residential Care is the general care and support provided in a standard care home. It is often referred to as “personal care” or “assisted living” and typically involves assistance with elderly care and basic everyday needs such as washing, dressing, mobility assistance, and so on.

Why is Residential Care important?

Residential Care can be pivotal in improving quality of life. If a loved one’s care needs can no longer be met at home, moving into a residential care home can alleviate any associated pressures and worries. Living in a care home brings a multitude of benefits, including safety, companionship, and peace of mind knowing that your loved one is receiving the care they need when they need it. Click here to find out more about Care Homes from carehome.co.uk.

A Safe and Secure Environment

Surroundings have a huge impact on our quality of life. Our residential home has been purpose-built and considerately designed for our residents; helping to promote as independent and stress-free a life as possible. Loved ones can find peace of mind knowing relatives are living within a safe and secure environment. Resident’s safety is protected by a variety of laws covering the provision of community care. Find out more about the Scottish Legislation protecting people in care, here.

Social Benefits

We believe all residents should be able to make the most of every day, no matter their age, ability, or physical limitation. Actively encouraging residents to continue doing the activities that make them happy is essential to caring for their overall wellbeing, whether it’s enjoying a daily walk around the private gardens, taking a weekly trip to the in-house Hair Salon, or enjoying Afternoon Tea. We do everything we can to provide residents with everything they need to live the life they deserve, with the option of enjoying their days peacefully alone or socialising with fellow residents. 

24-hour Support from Skilled Care Staff

Our compassionate staff provides around-the-clock support, ensuring prompt and attentive care, 24-hours a day. Teams are fully trained to both understand and deal with all aspects of elderly healthcare and take great pride in providing the highest levels of care and respect for every individual. Every member of staff receives regular training so they are fully equipped to support residents and loved ones. 

Regular, Nutritious Meals

Eating and drinking properly is often the main concern when it comes to the elderly; getting the right nutrients is important at any stage of life but perhaps even more so at old age. When living in a care home, residents should be presented with delicious and diverse menus every day. When possible, Haddington Care Home uses local suppliers, and our onsite chef and catering staff can take into account food preferences as well as cultural and dietary needs. Regular meals play an important role in overall senior care, and great care is taken by our in-house chef to ensure all residents enjoy the benefits a well-balanced and delicious meal can offer.

Peace of Mind

If your loved one is living in a care home, knowing that they are safe and well looked after at all times is reassuring. From assisting with washing and dressing to administering medicine, residents have qualified staff on hand 24-hours a day.

Encouraged Independence and Identity

Our staff is dedicated to providing residents with comprehensive care that includes an enriching and supportive atmosphere, the opportunity to form new friendships, and an abundance of personal memories to cherish. Our entire staff works tirelessly to support everyone, ensuring that everyone who lives with us has all they require to live a happy and productive life that is unique to them and their desires. From a personalised bedroom, to mealtime preferences, residents are encouraged to live their lives, their way.

Varying Types of Care Available

Many care homes will offer more than just Residential Care. Some offer additional specialised care such as Dementia and Nursing, and even Respite or Day Care. Our experienced and highly skilled staff are able to provide personalised care to older people through a balance of medication management and wellbeing support. 

Residential Care at Haddington Care Home

Haddington Care Home offers superior Residential, Respite, Dementia, and Nursing care to up to 68 individuals.

Our approach is more than meeting care needs, we support the health, wellbeing, and interests of our residents as a whole; an entirely holistic approach to Residential Care. We’re on hand, day and night, to spend time with and support all of our residents to continue living life in the way that they want to, with as much or as little support as they need. We work hard to maximise the potential of each resident enabling them to lead a fulfilling and comfortable life.

“My dad has been a resident in Haddington Care Home for 18 months. He settled in well enjoying the beautifully furnished/decorated home and secure garden/terrace… His room, bedding, and en-suite toilet/shower room are always immaculate as is every other area.

My dad is very well cared for, he is always clean and tidy, and the carers take time on a one-to-one basis getting to know each resident and their needs… Dad recently spent a short time in hospital, I was very impressed with how everything was managed. The staff ensured he had everything he needed and kept me informed every step of the way. I highly recommend Haddington Care Home and the wonderful team.”

Review from Susan P (Daughter of Resident), Overall Experience: 5/5

Residential Care is delivered to residents on the ground floor of our purpose-built care home, where residents receive the finest possible care 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Our person-centered approach to care means we look after our residents as a whole, offering an opportunity to give residents their independence back, in a safe and supportive environment.

We’re Here to Help

Researching care homes, recognising and understanding the specific care requirements someone needs can be a challenging time. Knowing where to turn or who to turn to can be difficult. Haddington Care Home is a specialist residential care facility where we offer advice and support to our existing residents, future residents, and their loved ones, as well as supporting them in determining the best course of action. We welcome you to get in touch with any questions you have regarding our care services.

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