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The advantages of residential nursing care

26/0/2019

In this article, we take a closer look at some of the other key advantages of choosing a nursing care home for your loved one.

The chief benefit of living in a nursing home is 24-hour care. Ideal for those who require daily or continuous supervision and support, nursing homes are staffed with highly skilled nursing staff who are available round-the-clock to provide the right level of care when it’s needed most.

In an emergency, it can be very distressing for your loved one to know who to approach or how to get the support they need, particularly if it’s during the night. At Maesbrook, however, we have an extremely well qualified nursing team who are on hand day or night.

We also have a state-of-the-art Medicare radio call system, so that residents can call our care team at any time of the day or night.

The wireless system allows for a silent alarm, so that other residents are not disturbed, and alarms can be personalized to suit each residents’ needs. We also have our own dedicated mini-bus on-site available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for residents’ needs.

Another benefit is nutrition. When living alone, it can be challenging for your loved one to ensure they’re eating three healthy meals a day, even with domiciliary support. It can also be difficult to ensure those meals are nutritionally balanced to provide the range of nutrients they need.

Malnutrition can be common amongst the elderly, especially for those who are socially isolated, and can lead to a range of adverse effects on wider health. These include reduced muscle mass, difficulty staying warm and a slow immune response which delay healing time and create an increased risk of infections.

This is another area that nursing care provides significant support with. Every meal we serve here at Maesbrook is freshly prepared on-site by our dedicated chef using fresh, local ingredients. We work hard to ensure there is always an excellent choice at each meal, and that they’re healthy, tasty, wholesome and nutritious.

While domiciliary care can help people with household tasks like cooking and cleaning in their own home, sometimes this isn’t enough. Creating and maintaining a clean, hygienic environment at all times, and ensuring accommodation is as comfortable as possible can require more focussed support.

We also believe that keeping families informed and involved about their loved one’s care is essential, which is an area that can be difficult to manage with time-restricted domiciliary care visits.

We make it our mission to ensure that relatives are very much included in their loved one’s care, and actively encourage our residents to maintain contact with family and friends outside of Maesbrook Care Home through calls, letters, emails and visits – ensuring they feel supported at all times.

Finally, when searching for domiciliary care, it can be challenging for your loved one to identify the right kind of carer for their needs. In a nursing home, however, staff receive the latest training and are highly qualified in their areas of expertise, so you can rest assured your loved one is receiving the highest standards of care.

To find out more about Maesbrook Care Home or to arrange a tour, please explore our website or call us on 01743 241474.

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