Frequently Asked Questions
We have compiled a list of questions we often get asked so you can quickly and conveniently find an answer. Click the question you’re looking for below to reveal the answer. If you can’t find the question you’re looking for then please feel free to get in touch and our friendly team will be happy to help.
Making Care Arrangements
How do I choose the right care home?
Deciding on the right care home is a huge decision, and it’s important to choose a care home that suits your unique requirements. Find out more about choosing the best care home, here.
How do I arrange residential care?
What happens if the needs of my loved one change?
We take a holistic approach to the care of our residents, and each individual has a tailored care package that suits their unique needs. Across our homes we offer a range of care including residential, nursing and dementia, meaning we can cater to resident’s changing needs.
Can we bring furniture to the care home?
We encourage families to make their loved ones room feel like home by bringing photographs, ornaments and other sentimental items as well as personal furniture providing it fits in the room safely.
Visiting The Care Homes
When can I visit my loved one in the care home?
We welcome visitors at anytime of the day however we do have protected mealtimes, which ensures our focus is on a relaxed and private dining experience for our resident’s.
Can visitors eat at meal times with residents?
We can facilitate a meal with your loved one for a special occasion with a prior booking.
Can I visit your home to look around?
Yes, we welcome visits to ensure that our care homes are the right fit. We understand how important it is to take time in making your decision, so we welcome prospective residents to visit at various times to see our accommodation, social events and more. Contact us at Newgate Lodge Care Home: 01623 622322 or Lowmoor Nursing Home: 01623 752288. We can offer visits to view the home providing it is a maximum of two people and full PPE is worn for the duration of the visit.
Types of Elderly Care
What is the difference between residential care and dementia care?
For residents who are no longer able to live independently, residential care gives them a safe living environment and helps them with general care such as washing and dressing. Dementia care is a specialised form of care to cater with the unique demands and challenges of individuals living with the condition.
What is residential care?
Residential care provides a safe living environment for individuals who are no longer able to live independently. As part of our care package we can help residents with simple living tasks like cleaning, washing, dressing and general care.
What is nursing care?
Nursing care offers a higher level of supervision, and is suited for residents who have physical disabilities, have suffered a stroke or have ongoing medical conditions. Our qualified nurses are on duty 24/7 to ensure your loved one gets the care they need.
What is dementia care?
Dementia patients can have a multitude of symptoms, many of which need increased care and supervision. Our dementia care staff are highly trained specialists who have experience in working with Dementia.
Care Home Facilities
What is a sensory garden?
A sensory garden is a safe outdoor space that stimulates all five senses. The calming environment is ideal for dementia residents to carefully explore in a beautiful area.
Is the food cooked fresh with local produce?
Yes all food is cooked fresh daily in our five star kitchen and locally sourced.