There are two terms that are often used interchangeably; care homes and nursing homes. These can make it confusing when it comes to the similarities and differences between each, making it a harder decision to find out which is the best solution for your loved one.
Both residential and nursing care provide 24 hour support, help with daily tasks and cooked meals etc. However, there are some more fundamental differences between the two which are important to understand if you’re looking into a care home. Residential care is suitable for those who would benefit from daily personal care and assistance from a professional care team, it’s also a great form of care for those who love being around others. Nursing care is similar in terms of it also providing 24 hour care, but the main difference is the individual will also receive medical support from trained, registered nurses and care assistants, who can administer their medical care during any hour of the day.
Let’s look into the differences between the two…
Residential care is a more extensive form of care provided to individuals’ every needs and requirements, helping with day to day tasks such as dressing, bathing, taking medication and mobility. Here at Dalgety Bay Care Home, we encourage our residents to continue with their regular routines within our home whilst enjoying our selection of services, amenities and facilities. This specific form of care is for older adults who prefer being in an environment with others rather than being alone. Residential care is also there to make growing older become easier, allowing individuals to have the freedom to enjoy doing what they love, alongside being looked after.
Our dedicated care team make it their priority to make sure the highest level of comfort and fulfilment is there for every resident that resides at Dalgety Bay Care Home. Our endeavour is to deliver outstanding care, 24 hours a day. We have a personalised approach within our care home and enhance the wellbeing of our residents whilst encouraging them to pursue their passions whilst discovering new hobbies and interests in a supportive, safe environment. We bring like-minded individuals together within our community to form strong relationships and long-lasting friendships.
We work extremely hard to ensure our residents keep their independent living within our residential home whilst simultaneously reducing the risk of them living alone. When someone resides with us here at Dalgety Bay Care Home and needs an assessment, they're supported by care assistants to come up with a personalised care plan tailored to the individuals needs and requirements. Meaning they can do as much as they wish to and as much as they’re comfortable to whilst being supported in the areas they may need it.
If you or your loved one is already independent enough with no medical attention needed our residential care could be the perfect choice.
Nursing care is more of an advanced form of care; it’s for those who have specialist medical care, needing continuous treatment, possibly someone who is bed bound. Alongside personal care; they need someone available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Nursing care is beneficial for individuals with physical limitations, critical illnesses and health conditions, all which need to be overseen by a qualified nurse or care assistant. Our purpose-built luxury care home is equipped with the necessary resources and equipment to make sure effective and accurate care is provided. Our objectives to nursing care is to have a perfect balance of comfortable and contentment living and opportunities for residents to socialise. Residents who need nursing care are provided with around-the-clock care, our qualified nurses have the expertise to cater to all medical needs, supporting our residents with high levels of dependency. With Dalgety Bay Care Home, you can be confident in knowing that your loved ones care and welfare needs are taken care of in the best way possible.
Within our luxurious care home, we’re equipped with nurse call systems, profiling beds, hoists and walking aids, our nursing care floor is perfectly designed to offer comprehensive care. Our qualified nurse on site and qualified care assistants, learn everything about an individual, including any mental health issues so they can meet their expectations, ensuring they’ve matched their medical assistance as well as their wellbeing.
Overall, our nursing care facilities offer everything within residential care, just with frequent medical treatment for those with higher, more complex needs. For anyone who is struggling with their mobility, has medical conditions resulting in more, or someone who has suffered a stroke, our nursing care is second to none.
We understand deciding on the best care home for you or your loved one can be a difficult decision especially due to so many around providing different levels of care. However, our care home is nestled in a beautiful coastal town of Dalgety Bay. We’re a luxury care home not only offering residential and nursing care, but also providing dementia care, palliative care and respite care. We offer exceptional 24 hour service, all within a modern home, showcasing our amazing in-house amenities. We always suggest having a phone call and a visit, that way you get a chance to see our wonderful home, meet our friendly team and welcoming home manager, seeing the community and atmosphere our home has to offer, ensuring you make the right decision for you or your loved one.
Within our all inclusive care home, we’ve built a lifestyle for our residents, placing a great importance on communal living, with shared communal facilities, encouraging the relationships between like-minded individuals. Our main aim is to establish a supportive and nurturing setting where everyone can flourish. Our team members go above and beyond, undergoing comprehensive training to ensure they provide support and care to the highest of standards within our nursing care home.
Upon your visit to Dalgety Bay Care Home, we will be able to answer any questions you have about our care home, the care we offer, residential care and nursing care.
Our mission at Dalgety Bay Care Home is being able to provide that warm and inviting atmosphere for everyone who enters, our residents feel apart of a family here. We offer expert support and specialist knowledge to those under our care and by building these strong relationships between our residents, we get to gain a deeper understanding to each of their needs, enabling us to provide the best care, putting their happiness first.
At our care home in Fife, we foster strong connections with our residents, embracing a person-centred approach meaning we’re able to create personalised care plans, for both residential and nursing needs, customised medical plans and wellbeing solutions. We encourage our residents to make the most out of each day, we remove any worries they may have by supporting one another.
Our devoted team of professionals take pride in delivering the best standard of care, each member of our team is selected for their area of expertise, compassionate nature and kindness. We want to ensure our residents always feel cared for and valued by our teams, showing we are dedicated to supporting them and their wellbeing.
We recognise that each individual is unique, therefore all of our residents require different levels of care. We take immense pride in providing all care options, with care plans to benefit all residents. Developing personal connections with our residents brings our team members great joy whilst enabling us to deliver that 24 hour care.