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Types of care

Types of care

From dementia care and short stay respite breaks to registered nursing care, we offer many different types of support in our homes.

Care UK is one of the largest providers of residential care for older people. We operate more than 120 care homes and day clubs across the UK and a team of more than 10,000 people deliver care to around 7,000 residents every day.

We work closely with residents’ families to choose the appropriate levels of care for their loved one. Our experienced and dedicated care teams then spend time getting to know each individual so we can put together a care plan that is unique to their needs and requirements.

Our aim is to deliver best quality care everywhere, every day, and tailored services chosen by residents and their families.

Choosing a care home

Understanding the type of care you need is an important first step in finding a care home that is right for you. Searching for the right care home is not something any of us do every day. Often when the time does come, it can be quite stressful for all involved. Whether one of our homes is right for you or not, we are here to provide guidance. With this in mind we have put together a useful care home guide and checklist that will assist you with your search.

Dementia care

We provide specialist dementia care in most of our care homes. We understand the specific challenges faced by people living with dementia and ensure our teams are able to provide professional and compassionate care and support to both residents and their loved ones.

Residential care

Our residential care homes provide a safe, warm and friendly environment with support for daily tasks such as washing, cleaning and laundry. In our homes, we work to create a welcoming atmosphere in which residents enjoy activities, go on outings and make friends with other residents. However, we recognise that residents have very individual requirements and our care homes provide a range of care services to help meet these needs.

Nursing care

We provide nursing care for individuals with specialist requirements in many of our care homes. Our nursing care teams are fully qualified and have the specialist expertise required to care for residents' varying medical needs and requirements. People who come to us may be living with conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis or Motor Neurone Disease; others may have suffered a brain injury as a result of an accident or require ventilator care.

End-of-life care

We firmly believe that everyone deserves dignity and respect as they approach the end of their life and we provide sensitive and compassionate end-of-life care through many of our care homes. Indeed, a number of our care homes have been accredited with the Gold Standards Framework for excellence in end-of-life care.

Day clubs

Our day clubs provide a friendly and stimulating home-away-from-home for people who are still living at home, but who may need some additional support during the day. Many of our clubs provide care for people with dementia, physical frailty or simply those who want a more active social environment. Our day clubs give people the opportunity to socialise with friends and engage in a range of activities while their family carers have the peace of mind of knowing they are safe and cared for.

Respite and convalescent care

We understand how difficult it can be for families or friends providing ongoing care. For this reason it's important to occasionally find time for yourself. Our respite care services provide a crucial break for carers, either for just a few hours with a visit to one of our day clubs or an overnight stay in a care home for a few days or a few weeks. This offers family carers the chance to do daily chores, go on holiday or simply have some well-earned time off. We also provide convalescent care, to help people who need to recuperate after a hospital stay and to support them to be well enough to go back home.

Our new build care homes

We are undertaking a large programme of new builds over the coming months and years. All of our new care homes are purpose-built, offer high quality facilities and will provide the highest standards of care.

Each care home will provide nursing, residential and dementia care and include state-of-the-art services designed to give residents, including those living with dementia, the best quality of life possible.

The care homes will all have spacious en-suite rooms, bistro-style dining areas, a health and beauty salon, a cinema and beautiful landscaped gardens.

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