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August 17, 2017
What Makes the Best Elderly Care Homes?

What Makes the Best Elderly Care Homes?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They are responsible for inspecting elderly care homes, and reporting on them including giving them a ‘rating’. This system, as well as providing ‘checks and balances’ for the care of vulnerable individuals in England, also provides those looking at potential homes with some data to understand how ‘good’ a home is. Homes can be rated ‘outstanding’, ‘good’, ‘requires improvement’, or ‘inadequate’. Not all homes have yet been assessed, but the majority have. These reports help us to understand what makes the best care home for the elderly.
August 17, 2017
What is Dementia, and What Are the Most Common Symptoms

What is Dementia, and What Are the Most Common Symptoms?

Since just last year, dementia is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales. There are over 850,000 individuals in the UK with dementia. This number is rapidly increasing due to our aging population. Indeed, 70% of residents in care homes have either dementia or severe memory problems, so it is essential that we take understanding dementia seriously, and work to create the best support for this condit
July 28, 2017
What to Look for in an Elderly Residential Care Home

What To Look For In An Elderly Residential Care Home

When looking at residential care homes for the elderly, you can easily become overwhelmed. Do you know what you’re looking for? Are you comparing like with like? Those are some of the big questions you’ll need answered. Then there are all of the smaller issues that really matter to you: such as will you have a nice view from your window; can your young grandchildren visit; what is the food like?
July 28, 2017
What Are Specialist Dementia Care Homes?

What Are Specialist Dementia Care Homes?

Eastleigh Care Homes provide specialist dementia care at our Minehead, Raleigh Mead, and East Street homes. At the core of the care given by our dementia care specialists is our belief to see the person as a unique individual. We consider it a pleasure to provide specialist dementia care.
July 28, 2017
The Importance of Activities for the Elderly in Nursing Homes

The Importance of Activities for the Elderly in Nursing Homes

At all of our nursing homes, activities form a central focus. Whether you’re up for a friendly or competitive game of bingo, an opportunity for tea and cake in a shady spot in the garden, or even an outing: there will be an activity to suit. In fact, we pride ourselves on the range of activities on offer to the elderly in our care - with good reason.
July 24, 2017
Dementia Care Importance

Why is Dementia Care Important?

Why is Dementia Care Important? Why the right care for patients with dementia is essential for giving them a greater quality of life.  When it comes to caring for people with dementia, we bring a supportive and person-centred approach. We recognise that going down the route of getting help with dementia care can be daunting, bewildering, and fear-inducing for families. We are here to provide the same assurance for caring for people with dementia as we do for all of our residents: providing everything we’d look for ourselves if we, or our loved ones, were looking for help with dementia care. Getting dementia care ‘right’ is important on so many different levels. Caring with dignity and respect allows the affected […]
July 24, 2017
Nursing Home Care

Who Qualifies for Nursing Home Care?

Who Qualifies for Nursing Home Care?  Understanding elderly care, and what you or your family member needs, is essential to choosing the right nursing home care, and indeed the right home. Nursing home services vary, and you need a clear understanding of what you qualify for.   Different Types of Nursing Home Care There are generally three different types of nursing home care in the UK: residential care; nursing care; and specialised nursing care (such as dementia). If you intend to solely self-fund your care then you can choose whichever level of care you feel is appropriate. If you are seeking financial care support from the state, you will need to identify what nursing home services you qualify for. Some […]
July 24, 2017
Time For A Nursing Home?

When is it Time for a Nursing Home?

When is it Time for a Nursing Home? Putting your loved one in a home is a difficult decision. We look at when and how that decision can be beneficial for your family. The question of when to put an elderly parent in a nursing home is often associated with feelings of guilt, shame, fear, and worry. You won’t be alone if this is one of the most daunting decisions you’ve ever made. Knowing when is the right time to consider moving into a nursing home is a highly individual conundrum, but there are some common elements to consider.   Facing Fears Unfortunately, due to shocking news stories, when we first consider the future of our loved ones and organising […]