Residential Care Home vs Home Care

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Residential care and home care each have their own advantages, here are a few reasons why you might want to choose a care home over receiving care in your own home.

24 Hour Residential Care

Residential care homes offer 24-hour care and supervision. Including assistance with mealtimes, administering medication, personal care and much more throughout the day and night.

Living in a care home also takes away the responsibilities of maintaining your own home, cooking, cleaning, paying bills and repairing things around the home is all taken care of.

The staff at Newgate Lodge are specially selected to provide quality care and are supported by the management team to ensure the smooth running of the home.

Socialising in Residential Care

Living in a residential home allows residents to be around people without having to leave the comfort and safety of the home. This has been especially beneficial during Covid-19 lockdowns when most elderly people who live at home have been isolated and care has been less accessible.

We have an Activities Co-ordinator who organises activities for residents to enjoy and encourages socialising. Activities are also beneficial for physical and mental wellbeing, giving our residents something to look forward to each and every day.

CQC Rated Good Care Home

Care homes are regularly assessed by Care Quality Commission to ensure they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. Newgate Lodge Care Home is rated Good, read our CQC report here.

The care that we provide is person-centred and we create a bespoke care plan for each of our residents, involving the resident and their family in the care planning process. We also provide specialist dementia care for residents living with dementia.

At Newgate Lodge we aim to make our care home as homely as possible by decorating each resident’s bedrooms to suit their own personal preferences and encouraging our residents to maintain independence where possible.