When the time comes for your loved one to receive additional support, it is vital that you think about the benefits of residential care. This helps you to see that you have made the right decision for your loved one. Below are some of the benefits that mean residential care is likely the best thing for an elderly relative.
- It provides a safe and caring environment
Residential care homes have an experienced and dedicated team on hand around the clock, so no matter what your loved one needs, whatever the time of day it is, they will receive it. Many care home residents have dementia and other cognitive challenges, and care homes are designed to make it easy for them to make their way around and not accidentally find themselves lost or somewhere they are not familiar with.
- Home-cooked, tasty and nutritious food
When loved ones age, their ability to make well-balanced meals for themselves can become a challenge. Every day, care home residents sit down to three delicious, home-cooked meals prepared using fresh ingredients by an in-house team of chefs.
For residents with additional needs, such as dysphagia or dietary requirements, accommodations will always be made.
- Companionship and opportunities to socialise
When living at home, your loved one may be lonely and lack companionship on a day-to-day basis. A residential care home is home to many like-minded people who share similar experiences, and your loved one is free to socialise whenever they like, which prevents any feelings of isolation.