What to Expect From a Specialist Nursing Home

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Nursing homes provide more intensive care than residential homes and are usually for those with physical disabilities, advanced long-term conditions and patients leaving hospital who need rehabilitative care. Often, nursing homes cater to a range of medical needs. Some specialise in caring for individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, while others focus on post-hospital rehabilitation for conditions like strokes or major surgeries.

Understanding the types of care provided helps you determine whether a nursing home is the right fit for your loved one.

24 Hour Nursing Care

Homes which specialise in nursing care have medical staff on-site to continually monitor residents’ conditions, interpret symptoms and provide treatment. At Lowmoor we also have residents with challenging behaviour, so it is important to provide supervision throughout the day and night. Our nursing home medical team also includes Registered Mental Health Nurses who specialise in managing behaviour in a positive and proactive manner.

Nursing homes are staffed by qualified medical professionals, including Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). They are responsible for administering medications, monitoring vital signs, and providing specialised treatments. The number of nurses and care staff on duty at any given time affects the level of attention each resident receives.

Secure Nursing Home

Increased security is important for nursing homes, at Lowmoor we have residents with more developed stages of dementia, so it is important to keep them safe, that’s why we have keypad entry to the units and throughout the home.

Specialist Nursing Care Equipment

Nursing homes have more specialist equipment to suit the needs of residents, for example airflow mattresses, nursing profile beds, hoists, specialist scales, bed rails, motion sensor equipment and other nursing equipment depending on the individual’s needs.

Additional Nursing Home Services

The aim of many nursing homes is to provide everything the residents will need under one roof. Nursing homes have visits from GPs, chiropodists, physiotherapists and more to ensure residents get specialist treatment as and when they need it. Many nursing homes offer rehabilitative therapies to help residents regain their strength, mobility, and independence. Physical therapists work on improving movement and balance, occupational therapists focus on daily living skills, and speech therapists address communication and swallowing difficulties. These specialised services play an important role in supporting recovery and enhancing quality of life.

Nursing Home Activities

Lowmoor has a visiting hairdresser to keep residents well-groomed and to improve wellbeing. The in-house Miners Arms pub and Lavender tearoom also provide spaces for social interaction and keep the residents engaged with the activities team providing daily activities to ensure there is a fun atmosphere in the home.

At Lowmoor Nursing Home each resident has a bespoke care plan which ensures their needs are met and allows residents to maintain independence where possible. If you’d like to talk to us about our nursing care services, please call 01623 752288 or email manager@lowmoorcare.com