What is Nursing Care in a Care Home?
Many of our homes offer Nursing Care as a service, which involves supporting a resident with complex care needs that can't be managed at home.
Nursing care is led by our own Registered General Nurses (RGN's) chosen for their care, compassion and experience across a wide range of clinical conditions.
What does nursing care involve?
The main difference between residential and nursing care is that nursing care involves more personal health-related tasks and the delivery and management of prescribed medications. It’s important to remember that, whatever type of care your loved one receives, we personalise their care plan entirely to their unique needs, wishes and preferences. No two people receive exactly the same care.
This type of care often includes both social care and medical care together to ensure the resident has a good quality of life and their specific needs are met. We take the time to get to know our residents, so we can offer the care and support they both want and need. This includes everything from their care needs to how they like to take the tea and their preferred time to wake up in the morning.
Can I still visit my relative in a nursing home?
We always welcome visitors into our homes and nursing care is no different. If you have a family member staying with us then you'll always be able to arrange a visit with the home so you can pop in for a cup of tea and a catch up, or you can choose to remain involved with some of their care needs too.
How do I find a nursing home?
Simply visit our Find a Home page and put your location in to find your nearest Caring Home.
It's worth remembering that many of our homes offer both residential and nursing care. If a person currently needs personal care, but has an illness or disability that may require nursing care in the near future, considering a care home that offers both residential and nursing care so as their needs change, they don't have to move homes.