Senior Residential Care: 5 Ways Professional Support Could Help Your Loved One

Has the time come to seek senior residential care options for your loved one?

If your loved one’s health changes over time, it can be difficult to recognise when they may benefit from a professional care environment.

They may have become more dependent on you on a daily basis; and in which case, it’s useful to consider whether you are easily able to juggle this along with your other daily responsibilities.

If you’re a little unsure of the best option for your loved one’s future, keep reading to discover 5 ways senior residential care could help:

Senior residential care: Elderly lady holding hands with young carer

Offers Peace of Mind With Day-to-Day Care

If your loved one requires assistance with day-to-day tasks, such as getting dressed and preparing food, residential care settings can offer support as part of their care package.

It can be difficult to face the reality that everyday tasks such as these are becoming more challenging to achieve, but with a friendly, professional care team on-site, companionship combines with skilled services to provide a comfortable, reassuring environment.

From daily errands such as laundry and housekeeping to the complex task of administering medication, as their family member, you can rest in the peace of mind that your loved one is in a safe, comforting environment with their personal care needs always considered.

Combats Loneliness and Isolation

Loneliness and isolation have been rife over the past year, particularly for those that live alone.

Within a senior residential care setting, residents enjoy the company of like minded individuals, with plenty of opportunities to make new friends. 

With daily activities and outings to enjoy, residents can pick up a new hobby whilst connecting with those who have similar interests.

If your loved one spends much of their time alone, but you don’t feel they’re ready for full-time care, you can consider respite or day care options. Here, they have the opportunity to make new friends and enjoy a fresh environment, for as long as they need.

Senior residential care: young carer embracing elderly lady

Encourages a Healthy Lifestyle

When our physical health starts to become compromised, it can be challenging to continue a healthy, nutritious diet on a daily basis.

As a caregiver, you, too, might find it difficult to dedicate the time required to provide your loved one with a diet that maximises their health needs.

Following a personal assessment, care home environments can offer tailored meal plans each day for their residents, with specific medical needs and allergy requirements considered. No matter the personal differences, though, at Foxholes, our meals are always wholesome and nutritious.

Take a look at our video below to meet our chef:

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The Dedicated Care Team Will Create a Person-Centred, Tailored Care Plan

Before your loved one moves to a professional care setting, the dedicated team will carry out an assessment to establish their personal needs.

With all requirements considered, they will create a tailored, person-centred care plan designed to enhance their mental, physical, cognitive and emotional health – from meal choices and activities to the administering of medication.

Whether your loved one chooses to reside in our main residential care home setting, or they opt for our independent living suites, they will always be welcome to take part in daily activities designed by our wonderful wellbeing co-ordinator.

If you’d like to explore what your loved one’s care plan could look like, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team.

Independent living suites at Foxholes Care Home

Provides Safety and Security

You can’t put a price on the feeling that safety and security provides.

As health needs change, feelings of vulnerability may surface – particularly if your loved one is living alone. 

You may find that the transition to a professional care setting offers both you, and them, an invaluable sense of security. With a skilled care team on site 24/7, and a building designed specifically for the safety of residents, you and your loved one can enjoy welcome peace of mind.

At Foxholes, we’re passionate about disproving misconceptions about care homes. Indeed, care homes offer compassionate and tailored care to their residents – and their facilities are often akin to the amenities you might find in hotels. These can range from luxurious hairdressing salons to motivational activity centres. If you’d like to find out more about our care services, contact a member of our team.

Alternatively, why not take a look at our previous blog to find out all about our history?