Residential Home vs Nursing Home

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When you’re looking for a care home for you or your loved one it’s important to be aware of the different types of care homes and what level of care they offer as this can make your search for the perfect care home much more straightforward.

Both residential and nursing homes provide 24-hour support, assistance with personal care and have catering and housekeeping teams onsite to take care of cooking, cleaning and laundry, allowing residents the time to enjoy activities and hobbies suited to their abilities. Here are the key differences between residential homesand nursing homes.

Residential Care Homes

Residential homes are staffed by care assistants who help residents with washing, dressing, going to the toilet and administering routine medication. They often have a good relationship with district nurses who will regularly visit to administer other medications or treat wounds when required.

Newgate Lodge Care Home is a residential home in Nottinghamshire. Our care staff take a kind and gentle approach to supporting our elderly residents with day-to-day life. Upstairs at Newgate Lodge is specially catered for residents living with dementia to ensure they have a good quality of life and is staffed by a specialist dementia team.

Nursing Care Homes

Nursing homes have both care assistants and registered nurses on-site to recognise symptoms and changes in a resident’s health. Nursing homes are more suitable for residents with complex medical conditions and people requiring assistance with mobility as they have specialist beds and equipment such as hoists, nurse profile beds, bedrails and more.

Lowmoor Nursing Home is a nursing care home in Nottinghamshire offering a forever home for residents with challenging behaviour, advanced dementia, mobility issues and medical conditions that require regular specialist medical attention. Lowmoor also has three separate units for males, females and residents who need the highest level of care.

If you’re unsure whether you or your loved one needs residential, or nursing care then feel free to speak to the teams at our care homes to discuss the details of the care needed and we can advise on the best option. As we are a group of established homes, we are also able to increase the level of care or move residents to a different unit or home if needed.

To get in touch with Newgate Lodge please call 01623 622322 or to get in touch with Lowmoor please call 01623 752288.