What is nursing care?

What is nursing care?

The main difference between residential and nursing care is that nursing care involves more personal health-related care. It’s important to remember that, whatever type of care your loved one receives, we personalise care plans entirely to individuals unique needs, wishes, and preferences. No two people receive exactly the same care.

This type of care often includes social and medical care to ensure the resident has a good quality of life and that their specific needs are met. We take the time to get to know our residents so we can offer the care and support they both want and need, including everything from their care needs to how they like to take their tea and their preferred time to wake up in the morning.

Nursing care is similar to residential care, but with a team of qualified nurses to give 24-hour support to people with a medical condition, where that care can't be provided by care staff alone. We can also offer 1:1 care packages where there is a requirement for additional and dedicated assistance.

Our nursing teams are supported by a local GP and external healthcare practitioners, ensuring our residents receive the best care.

Whatever their care needs, personalised care plans are created for each individual that not only look at care needs but also help us to get to know the person, their life stories, and preferences so that they can truly feel at home.

In every Rotherwood home, highly trained and dedicated staff are on hand 24 hours every day to provide nursing support to our residents requiring it. We can care for people with a wide range of health needs from those who may need more care than can be properly provided in their own home, to people with specialist nursing needs due underlying health conditions.

Whether convalescing after a major operation or requiring long-term care, our qualified registered nurses and carers will provide professional care to every resident attentively and respectfully. Individual needs and preferences are always recognised and incorporated into detailed care plans reflecting the physical, intellectual, and emotional needs of every resident.

Our bedrooms are all designed to combine the practical features required to provide excellent nursing care, including call bells and full wheelchair accessibility, but as importantly are designed to be homely and comfortable. We are a care home, and not a hospital or institution. That’s why all our nursing residents have private bedrooms with televisions, telephone, and internet access, allowing our residents to keep in touch with their families and the outside world at all times.

Excellent care isn’t just about professional standards and luxurious surroundings, it’s also about enjoying living and looking forward to the days ahead. Every resident benefits from our lifestyle programme, delicious home-cooked meals, as well as being in an environment where laughter, friendship, and happiness are all encouraged to promote physical and emotional wellbeing.

It's worth remembering that many of our homes offer both residential and nursing care. If a person currently needs personal care, but has an illness or disability that may require nursing care in the future, considering a care home that offers both residential and nursing care so as their needs change, they don't have to move homes, providing a home for life.

If you would like to find out more about your nearest Rotherwood home, and whether we can help care for you, or your loved one, please call any of our homes and arrange for a visit at your convenience.