The benefits of residential care

Here at Jackman’s Lodge, we’re proud to provide a safe and supportive environment for our elderly residents. We promote independence whilst still providing them with support when it’s necessary. When the time has come to consider residential care for either yourself or your loved one, you may have a lot of questions. You may be wondering what a residential care home is and whether it’s the right choice to make. Luckily, we’ve put together some information about the benefits of a residential care home, what it can provide, and when the right time is to make the move into one

What is a residential home?

A residential care home provides an assisted living environment for the elderly. This typically means assisting with daily tasks like washing, dressing, and toileting. It can also sometimes mean helping to administer medication and encouraging elderly residents to take part in social activities. There’s a wide range of facilities that a residential care home provides. Often residential care offers support when necessary, but also encourages independent living.

Some elderly residential care homes, like here at Jackman’s Lodge, provide both residential care and nursing care. We will establish what you or your loved one needs individually, with care plans put in place that are regularly altered based on the resident’s requirements throughout their stay.

To learn more about what a residential home is and what life looks like at Jackman’s Lodge, visit our residential care home page here.

What is the purpose of a residential care home?

The purpose of a residential care home can vary based on each resident’s needs. Each resident will have different abilities and things that they need help with. However, for the most part, residential care provides support for the elderly who wish to remain independent but still need a bit of help with daily tasks. The purpose of a residential care home means that our elderly residents can live life as normally as they wish to or can with the support there when they need it.

Why should I choose residential care?

There are many advantages to residential care, but moving into a care home can be a daunting prospect for many potential residents and their loved ones. It is important to ‌choose the correct residential home, depending on your individual needs. We’ve put together just some ‌reasons you should choose Jackman’s Lodge as your residential care home.

Here at Jackman’s Lodge, we do everything we can to create a homely environment. This means that you or your loved one can remain as independent as they wish, living a life as ‘normally’ as you can. With support available, our residents also have the ability to decorate their rooms exactly how they please. This could include pictures of loved ones, bringing some sentimental belongings from home, and just generally decorating their space how they choose to. This means that our residents feel at home quickly at Jackman’s Lodge. Their space is their own.

We also offer other care services like respite care. This could give potential residents and their carers or loved ones an insight into what life could be like at Jackman’s Lodge. Respite care will give carers a well-deserved break whilst making sure that their loved one still receives all the care and support that they need.

Maintaining your independence safely

Although residential care homes encourage their residents to maintain a sense of independence, it is also imperative that their home is a safe space. When considering a residential care home, you may be worried about how safe it could actually be. Here at Jackman’s Lodge, we make sure our residential care home in Woking is a safe space for all of our residents. Our qualified care team is available 24/7 to provide any help that our residents could need and CCTV is present in all of our communal areas.

Book your visit today

If you’re considering a residential care home for either yourself or your loved one, ‌get in touch today. Visiting our residential care home in Woking could give you insight into what daily life here is like and also give you an opportunity to ask questions about our home as they naturally arise. Before committing to a residential care home, we understand that sometimes you may need more than one visit or conversation. At Jackman’s Lodge, we’re always here to help.

To learn more about what a residential care home is or the benefits of residential care, please speak to a member of our friendly team today on 01483 694299. We look forward to answering your questions.