What is residential care?
Residential care refers to long-term care given to adults who live in a residential setting rather than living in their own home or with their family. There are various residential care options available, depending on the needs and requirements of the individual.
Who is residential care for?
Residential care is for those who are no longer capable of caring for themselves at home, or a person’s needs are too complex to be cared for by family. Residential care supports people in their daily lives, with tasks such as helping with personal care, help with washing, dressing, eating and giving medication, as well encouraging people to carry out hobbies and interests. At OSJCT our Admiral Nurses support our residents and staff with specialist residential care for people living with dementia.
Even though residential care is mainly for people that may have difficulty living independently, some people prefer to live in a residential care environment due its added security, social interaction and ongoing assistance.
What does a day in residential care look like?
When living in a residential care setting, every day will be different, but we’ve put together a basic outline of some examples of what residential care looks like.
In the morning
We provide assistance with waking up, getting out of bed and preparing for the day, this includes:
- Bathing or showering
- Applying lotions and creams as required
- Oral hygiene (brushing teeth, denture care etc.)
- Applying make-up, help with hair styling
- Support with shaving
During the day
Each day our main focus is making sure all needs are met while ensuring all of our residents have a fun, fulfilling day. On a typical day we will assist our residents with:
- Moving around the home and gardens
- Using the toilet
- Assistance at mealtimes as required
- Making the most of opportunities for social interaction with others if they would like
- Staying well hydrated and taking necessary fluids
Similarly, to the morning we provide assistance with getting ready for bed, this includes:
- Preparing for bed, getting changed, removing makeup, cleaning teeth etc.
- Repositioning in bed, to stretch and prevent bed sores
- Changing continence pads, along with cleaning intimate areas
- Changing or maintaining a stoma or catheter bag, or other forms of clinical intervention
As well as tending to our residents’ physical needs, we also ensure that all emotional and social needs are met. Each home has one or two dedicated Activities Co-ordinators who organise a wide range of events to cater to all interests. Our friendly team also encourage and assist residents in enjoying existing hobbies, as well as trying new ones. Those in residential care also benefit from additional services available at the homes such as visits from chiropodists and hairdressers.
Why choose OSJCT residential care?
OSJCT is dedicated to people. Everything we do reflects our caring ethos, from our recruitment practices through to the care we deliver each and every day to the people living in our residential care homes. This excellent care and high-quality service has been accredited by the National Care Forum, through its "Quality First" framework.
Our ongoing employee training, innovative practices and state-of-the-art care delivery enable us to remain at the forefront of the sector as we recognise, review and value the evolving requirements and expectations of those living and working with us.
We provide meaningful interactive and engaging activities and events, destination areas and stimulating home-life environments to help contribute to a natural way of living and ensure that anyone who comes through our doors is cared for in the best way.
How we can help!
If you are interested in one of our services then feel free to get in touch and one of our friendly team members will be happy to help and answer any questions you may have.
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