Our approach to care
Our residents deserve nothing less than to be cared for by positive, caring and compassionate people who love what they do. Ensuring the ongoing professional development of our staff is another key part of the Caring Homes philosophy. Our commitment to providing the very highest standard of care is demonstrated by the quality ratings we have been awarded by the health and social care regulators in England, the CQC (Care Quality Commission).
Our philosophy is simple: we’ll do everything we can to promote the wellbeing of our residents. As well as providing the best care possible, we also provide a choice of healthy and wholesome food prepared by our dedicated in-house chefs. By offering a balanced menu, residents’ dietary needs are fully met every day and a healthy living plan can be achieved by every resident in every one of our care homes.
A dedicated Activities Co-ordinator is also on hand to create a programme of activities in each home, consulting with residents to make sure personal hobbies and interests can be catered for.
Each home has a tailored programme of events planned around a ‘five a day’ principle and carefully chosen to offer a range of wellbeing benefits, including: cognitive, sensory, physical, social or emotional. By selecting a different activity each day, mind and body are frequently stimulated and the wellbeing of our residents is continuously enhanced.
Our dedicated Activities Co-ordinators work closely with residents and family members to develop a personalised programme of activities and outings to suit the existing interests of residents at each of our homes.
Examples of the indoor and outdoor activities on offer include:
Bulb planting and flower arranging
Creating collages or watercolour painting
Coffee mornings and afternoon cream teas
Live music performances and themed music sessions
Old time and modern movie screenings
Craft sessions and book clubs
Wine and cheese parties and national event celebrations
Life story sessions and reminiscence afternoons
Charity fundraising events
Bridge club and carpet bowls
Movement to music - light exercise sessions
Visits to National Trust gardens or other local areas of interest
Every residents needs are catered for – personal, social and medical – by our friendly, caring and professional Care Teams.
En-suite wet room
Bed appropriate for care need
En-suite shower/wet room
Clear call points
High quality furnishings
Tea & coffee making facilities
Easy access walkways
Care fees & funding
The cost of residential care can vary hugely by location and depends on whether you require nursing care, which your care needs assessment will determine. If you do require nursing care, this increases your care home costs considerably. It is important to bear in mind that, although you may not need nursing care now, your needs could change in the future.
When moving into, or helping a loved one into a care home, fully understanding what the State provides and being certain about costs and affordability is essential for all involved.
Funding the cost of care guide
For more information regarding the funding of residential care placements, view our Funding the cost of care guide.