Our Care Options
Tailored to your needs.
“My mother in law has been at Cedar Lodge for four years, she has been very happy and comfortable there. The staff are very friendly. As it is a small home this makes it feel more homely and less daunting for the residents when they move round, especially for those with dementia. The food is of a high standard and they cater well for the residents individual needs”.
– Daughter-in-Law of Resident
What choices are available?
In the UK, our care sector is highly specialised. Homes pivot their services to the level of need shown by their residents.
Below, we’ll discuss what these different care bands are.
By being familiar with the terms, we hope you can make a more informed choice as to the best type of care for you or your relative.
So, what options are available for those looking to move into care ? Broadly speaking, care services are classed into:
- Residential Care
- Respite Care
- Day Care
- Nursing Care
- Palliative Care
Niche care services will fall within these bands too. For instance, you may find homes will only specialise in providing care for certain illnesses. Dementia care is one common example.
At Cedar Lodge, we provide residential care for those with and without dementia. Alongside long-term residents, we also offer day care and respite care.
Or, if you are interested in popping by, why not contact our care home manager Rupert. He can show you the services we offer first-hand.
And of course, residential care won’t be right for everyone. Your care needs might be higher or lower.
Our Care Services
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Residential care is provided to individuals in a care home. This is what we do here at Cedar Lodge. What characterises residential care ? In general, it will feature…
- Care delivered in a care home setting.
- Staff to carry out all cleaning, meal preparation and laundry for you. Think of it a bit like an all-inclusive hotel.
- Staff to oversee medicine. They will also liaise with GPs/hospitals on your behalf.
- Staff on standby to assist with any personal care you require. This can include helping you in/out of your bed and chairs; as well as help with bathing, dressing and walking about.
Residents at Cedar Lodge have peace of mind knowing that their needs will be catered to at the moment they want support. Allowing our residents more time to enjoy their hard-earned retirement!
In residential care, staff are invested in your welfare. And there is greater opportunity for one-on-one focus. Meaning residents who move into Cedar Lodge often find they regain mobility and improve other aspects of their physical health under the guidance of their care team.
It’s due to these benefits that some people come to Cedar Lodge for respite care. This differs to long-term care. People receiving respite care only do so for an agreed period of time. This is often a few weeks. So, while the service received is the same, the solution is temporary.
If you have recently undergone an operation respite care may be a good choice, as you’ll be cared for by professionals. They will focus on your aftercare and getting you back to full health. Hospitals often lack the capacity to provide this service themselves. Likewise, families may struggle with the skills and time needed to give their loved one the best care during convalescence.
Of course, people may decide to opt for respite care for a host of other reasons.If care is delivered at home by a family member, it’s only natural for a carer to become overwhelmed by their commitments.
Respite care offers a much-needed refresher. Both for the care recipient and their families. While they take some down time, the latter can have peace of mind that their loved one is being looked after in a safe environment.
In a similar way, many people enjoy coming in for regular respite care for a change of scenery. A residential care environment is a great setting to meet likeminded people of a similar age, where you can enjoy each other’s company.
At Cedar Lodge, many residents enjoy respite care so much that they decide to stay ! But we know settling into a care home full time is a big step. Respite care therefore gives you the chance to first try out a home, before you decide to commit.
If you feel like you or a loved one may be interested in respite care, call our care home manager Rupert, today.Our number is 01386 293 033 . Rupert can advise if we have a room available, talk costs and discuss how Cedar Lodge will be able to cater to your needs.
We are an oversubscribed home. So, if we don’t have a bedroom available for respite care, Rupert may also offer the option of day care – which we explain further below.
Day care is when an individual comes in to receive care for a set number of hours in the day. As the name suggests, day care residents do not stay overnight. Care plans are tailor made, and can include breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Many people choose to book day care so they can benefit from social interaction with other residents. If they are cared for by their families, day care also presents the opportunity for individuals to receive care away from home while their relatives work their own 9-5.
While day care was halted during the pandemic, we are now resuming day care opportunities. If you are interested, don’t hesitate to call Rupert today who can talk through the options we provide. Reach us on 01386 293 033 .
At Cedar Lodge, we are a residential care home. We are trained to administer medicines and provide personal care. However, what if you have more complex medical needs ? Depending on what these are, you may be better suited to a nursing home.
A nursing home can be thought of much like its residential counterpart. The key difference being there is a nurse on site 24/7. Nursing care is not something we offer here at Cedar Lodge. However, we enjoy excellent relations with our district nurses, who visit Cedar Lodge on a regular basis. They attend to any health queries our residents may have.
But if you need medical support that cannot be given by care staff, nursing care offers that extra level of reassurance.
What’s more, we are fortunate to have some great nursing homes in the area. You may wish to investigate:
- Cavendish Park
- Austen Court
When a resident is reaching end-of-life, we will do our best to make them as comfortable as possible.
Most choose to remain at Cedar Lodge, where their palliative treatment is administered by a mix of familiar care staff and local nurses.
Families often benefit from this arrangement. As they are kept in the loop by our managers – Rupert and Victoria – with whom they have built up a rapport, sometimes over many years.
However, at end-of-life, everyone’s condition will differ. It may be suggested that a resident transitions to a palliative care setting, like a hospice. This is so their needs can be better met.
There are some wonderful organisations that provide this sort of care. We’ve listed some below:
- St Richard’s Hospice
- Primrose Hospice
- Katherine House Hospice
- Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court
Everyone is on a different stage of their care journey – and we hope the above has helped clarify the different types of service available in the UK to suit your needs.
If you feel like Cedar Lodge might be a good fit for what care you’re after – either through long-term residential, day, or respite care – why not give us a call today and introduce yourself. We would love the opportunity to discuss how we might be of service.
Our number is 01386 293 033 .