Nursing care means that a resident has access to qualified and expert nursing care 24 hours per day. It’s typically for people with disabilities or an ongoing medical condition, or for anyone requiring extensive rehabilitative care e.g. someone recovering after a stroke. Nursing care doesn’t mean being confined to bed and residents can take part in activities and socialise with others as much as they choose or are able to. All of Forest Care’s homes provide nursing care.
Residential care tends to be for residents who do not need specialised nursing care but may need assistance with day-to-day tasks such as washing, dressing, getting in and out of bed – basics that would compromise quality of life for someone living independently in their own home. At Forest Care homes our staff take care of all those tricky tasks whilst encouraging residents to lead a full and enjoyable life within a safe environment and participating in social activities. All of Forest Care’s homes can offer residential care.
This is specialised care for residents living with dementia. Dementia covers a range of symptoms, which can include confusion and problems with memory and communication. It is not a disease in itself, rather a set of symptoms accompanying conditions that affect the brain, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s Disease. Dementia is progressive which means that symptoms will gradually get worse and this will affect each person in a different way. Holly Lodge and Rowan Lodge are both able to accommodate residents with dementia.
Respite care is designed to provide a short break, either to the person requiring care or for the relative or friend providing care on a daily basis. Respite care is also suitable for anyone who needs convalescence, and is available at all of Forest Care’s homes.
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Whatever type of care you are looking for, Forest Care can help. We’ll work hard to quickly get to know you and put in place a person-centred care plan that provides the appropriate level of care and support.