The Misconceptions of Care Homes
Starting the journey of yourself or a loved one moving in to a care home can be a very daunting time, especially if it’s completely new territory as it can be hard knowing where to begin.
There are many misconceptions surrounding care homes and what it will be like for you or a loved one, and these misconceptions can have a negative impact and sway your opinions of the care homes before you even set foot in one!
We aim to dispel any worries you may have, to ensure that your care home journey is a positive one.
‘You will be lonely’
It’s hard to feel lonely when you’re surrounded by so many people! From fellow residents to our fantastic team, there is always someone to chat to and to offer a sense of companionship. Also, we do not have set visiting times in our homes, so guests are able to have friends and family visit whenever they like.
‘You will lose your independence’
Our aim is to ensure that you remain as independent as possible, but sometimes you may need a little assistance, and that’s OK. We have highly trained teams that will be able to help you with whatever you need, all in a dignified and respectful way.
‘You’ll be sat in front of a TV all day’
We, like many care homes, have a full and varied activities calendar where our residents can take part and learn a variety of new things, from gardening clubs to days out, every day is different when you stay with us.
‘You won’t receive proper care’
Our teams are trained to give our residents the highest standards of care. Not only do we have a team of registered nurses, but also physiotherapists, occupational therapists and much more.
‘The food isn’t nice'
Our chefs work tirelessly to create a variety of dishes that are not only healthy, but also delicious. They work with our residents’ individual care plans to ensure they are getting the best quality food throughout their stay. Our team create appetising, nutritionally balanced and beautifully presented food, with varied, seasonally inspired menus. Meals and refreshments are available throughout the day.
‘It’s a last resort’
This couldn’t be further from the truth. As we have already mentioned, many of our residents choose to spend their senior years with us so they can socialise with other people and continue to enjoy the things that they love to do, all with the comfort of knowing that help is on hand if they need it. We also offer convalescent and respite care in our homes, meaning that we will take care of you until you are back to full health.