It’s never an easy decision to move a loved one into a care home, let alone trying to figure out how to choose a care home. Stanfield Nursing Home has provided care in Worcester for over 32 years. So it’s safe to say we’ve had a lot of experience in helping people to choose the right care home for them and their loved ones. This is why we have created the ultimate guide to help your decision.
What does a care home do?
If you want to know how to choose a care home, then first we need to explain what care homes are and what they do.
Care homes, like Stanfield, are places that provide support for people who are unable to care for themselves sufficiently. This support is through medical assistance and personalised care.
Most care homes try to mirror what goes on in a family home. At Stanfield Nursing Home we encourage people to incorporate this as much as possible.
Staff will aid those we care for and help them go about their average day.
This can include helping them get ready in the morning, accompanying them on a walk in the garden, or joining in with some activities in the Oak Lounge.
How do you know if a care home is right for you?
It’s important to find a facility that will provide not only the necessary care but also one that can help your loved one feel at home.
The right care home should offer the following:
- A safe and secure environment
- Clean and comfortable accommodation
- Medical care, including regular doctor visits and physical therapy sessions
- Social activities such as games, movies, or music
- Catering that meets your loved one’s dietary requirements
- Personalised care, including help with personal hygiene and grooming
- Experienced and attentive staff who are available 24/7
At Stanfield Nursing Home we endeavour to make our home as comfortable as possible for everyone. We want people to see our Worcester care home as their ‘home-away-from-home’.
This could be through catering to an individual’s routing or simply decorating rooms with people’s own furniture from home.
Related: Seeing Stanfield as a Home From Home
What type of care are provided?
Another way to determine how to choose a care home is to look at the services they offer and the types of care provided.
For example, some care homes in Worcester are specialist dementia units. Therefore, if you are looking for general elderly care, this will not suit you.
Stanfield Nursing Home offers general nursing care, palliative care and dementia care services. We have been providing care within these areas for over 30 years.
You can rest assured we have the required knowledge and expertise to cater for any health conditions.
Here are just a few we have cared for over the years:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Sight and hearing impairment
- Motor skill loss
- Bowels and bladder issues
Our services are available for anyone near Worcester and the surrounding areas. Simply drop by Stanfield House or gives us a call to discuss your care requirements.
Choosing a care home that’s near to you
Choosing the right care home for your loved one is not easy. Especially when you have to consider the distance between where they currently reside and the location of care.
Stanfield Nursing Home is located in Rushwick, Worcester. We are set in a rural area near Malvern. Families of those we care for travel from all over to visit their loved ones.
Here are just some of the places near our Worcester care home:
When can you visit a care home?
A stand-out benefit of choosing Stanfield to care for your loved one is that our Worcester care home is always open to visitors.
We make sure family members know that they can pop in at a time that suits them. So it doesn’t matter whether you’re travelling from a location close to us, or far away. We’ll be open when you get here!
Often we find people joining us for breakfast in the mornings before they carry on to work. Conversely, many come by after work to spend the evening with their loved ones.
Are the staff highly trained?
One of the most important things when choosing a care home is knowing that your loved one will be in safe hands.
Stanfield Nursing Home staff are experts in providing quality care. Our key principle of care is person-centred care. We teach our staff members both about the theory supporting the care we provide here and about how to practically deliver it.
The well-being of those we care for is at the heart of everything we do. For that reason, all of our staff members – whether part of the nursing or ancillary team – attend courses on person-centred care, protecting vulnerable adults and food hygiene.
We also have a strong Continuous Professional Development Policy in place. This ensures our care home staff frequently develop and reflect on their ability to provide this high-quality care.
Elderly Care in Worcester at Stanfield Nursing Home
If you want to learn more about Stanfield Nursing Home, please visit our website today. Alternatively, you can call 01905 420 459 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team. You can also check out our social media for daily updates.
If you have found this useful, you may wish to read our blog on Advice and Preparation For Moving Into a Care Home