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Which Is Best? Nursing Home Or Residential Home

We take a unique approach to provide care homes in North Devon. At Eastleigh Care Homes we consider it vital to provide exceptional care which fosters appropriate independence in a setting which feels as much like ‘home’ as it can.

This means that instead of considering residential care, nursing care and dementia care as three completely separate types of care, we provide all within close proximity to each other, in South Molton. This approach enables us to offer residents a holistic approach to their care as it changes over time.

It is this which marks us out as different, as well as our pioneering and innovative care and luxurious settings. Finding the right care home can be complicated, but at Eastleigh our goal is to make it a positive and supportive experience.

Choosing a care home in North Devon

When you consider a care home in North Devon you will primarily need to consider the type of care your loved one requires. You can get a care needs assessment completed by the Devon County Council and this will help you determine what level of care is need.

This will point you towards residential care, nursing care or dementia care. The different types of care home available are designed to meet the daily living, care and nursing needs of the individual as appropriate.

Furthermore, you may also consider sheltered accommodation (independent living with the benefits of staff nearby 24/7). This can be seen more like a half-way house between staying at home and moving into a care home full-time.

In addition we recommend you also consider:

A home from home When looking at brochures, undertaking visits, or browsing a North Devon care home’s website, consider whether this setting feels right for your loved one. Consider everything from the menu and the grounds to the bedrooms and the social calendar.

CQC reports In addition to the information provided by the care home, you can obtain a copy of the care home’s most recent Care Quality Commission report.

Staff Try to find out more about the staff working in the care home. Consider how they interact with residents and whether there are specialist staff on site, for example an activities coordinator.

Facilities Look to the facilities to consider things such as cleanliness, levels of comfort and lighting. Ask to see communal areas as well as an example of a bedroom. You should also consider the general accessibility of the home and its location. Whilst considering facilities, such as the home’s grounds or rooms, also gauge how much this is suited to the individual. For example, are residents surrounded by their own personal belongings, or with dementia care, are there individual memory aids or furnishings?

Cost You can ask the care homes directly for information on their fees. However, you can find out more information about paying for care homes in North Devon on the council website.

Eastleigh Care Homes – North Devon

At Eastleigh we do things differently. We have three distinct care homes in South Molton, all close together and working together to offer a holistic type of care. Our three care homes in North Devon are Raleigh Mead, East Street and Rossiter House.

By providing care through three different settings close together, all residents benefit, as well as ensuring their care needs are adequately met as they develop and change over time.

Rossiter House: Rossiter House is an independent living facility with five sheltered accommodation flats. It is a very short walk away from our East Street home where Rossiter residents can take meals, socialise or make use of the amenities.

East Street: East Street provides residential care in a luxurious setting more akin to a homely hotel. We provide personalised care in a friendly, warm and welcoming environment. We are also able to provide dedicated dementia care at East Street.

Raleigh Mead: At Raleigh Mead, also in South Molton, we offer outstanding nursing and dementia care. It is a pioneering home which succeeds in delivering the highest standards of specialist care in a luxurious and comfortable setting.

Raleigh Mead is ‘ahead of the game’ in terms of dementia care with specialist research-supported dementia-friendly furnishings and lighting.

Through our three North Devon care homes in South Molton, we are able to provide all levels of care you may need. Each home benefits from the close proximity to the others and the wider Eastleigh Care Homes network. We are able to offer not only exceptional facilities and amenities including wonderful gardens, varied activities and things such as hairdressing, but we organise onsite physiotherapy and more. Indeed, we even welcome regular visits from Tarka Tots, a local preschool, which is an activity that little ones and our residents both immensely enjoy!

How to visit care homes in North Devon

When considering the right home for your loved one, a brochure can only go so far. Give us a call on 01769 573166. We can help you with finding the best care homes in North Devon which are most suited to your relative’s needs whilst also ensuring you find them a ‘home from home.’