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6 Benefits of a Residential Care Home
We share six benefits to help you make an informed decision

25 February 2021

In 2019, there were 15,600 adult social care homes in England for providing care and support to the elderly. Often called board and care homes or adult family homes, they provide custodial care, safety, regular meals, clean living conditions, and assistance in carrying out daily living activities to the elderly who cannot live on their own. 

However, unlike conventional assisted living, residential care homes do not have skilled nursing care. But they have staff available 24 x 7. 

If you are considering enrolling yourself or a senior family member in a residential care home, we share six benefits to help you make an informed decision. 

Regular meals, proper nutrition

Regular meals and proper nutrition are essential, especially in the last few years, to maintain energy as the appetite naturally reduces. The decline in the willingness to prepare meals, weight loss, and forgetting to eat timely are signs that you should consider residential home care in Weston Super Mare. It will ensure that you get nutritious meals at regular intervals, proper hydration, and a balanced diet. 

Companionship

According to a 2017 study, 15.7% of people aged 60 years and older were subjected to some form of abuse. It damages their mental and physical well-being. Living in residential home care offers multiple opportunities to communicate and reminisce with other residents. If your loved one is feeling ignored or alone, living in a care home will help them find companionship. 

Games, activities, and outings

Staying mentally and physically active in old age is essential. Care homes offer a wide range of group activities such as games and outings to keep the residents busy and happy. Some activities include cooking lessons, music sessions, day trips to local attractions, board games, art and craft, and long walks. 

Secure environment

You no longer need to worry about your older family member’s safety. Care homes offer a supervised and safe environment. The staff is trained and available around the clock to cater to the residents. 

Supervised medication

The staff in care homes ensures every resident takes their medicines on time and in the right quantity. They have a medication management system to monitor and administer proper doses at the right time. 

Comfort

Older adults lack the physical strength and motivation to keep a clean and comfortable home stocked with all essential supplies. They often don't feel warm enough, leading to hyperthermia, a dangerous situation prevalent among the elderly. 

Care homes have adequate heating and temperature control to ensure the residents are comfortable. They also handle the housekeeping and logistics, providing the residents all the services.

Are you looking for a residential care home?

Tilsley House Care Home is a 31-bed residential care home in the famous seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset. We have an open and enabling environment that lets the residents be independent as the staff takes care of their daily needs. To know more or arrange a visit, you can call us at 01934 419300 or email us at [email protected]