There are many different types of Nursing care and many different options available to you, all at the same time. Considering all of them and understanding what Nursing Care is suitable for you can be a challenging process. Often people feel alone, unsupported and under pressure to know what to do for those they love the most.
At Deeside Care Home, we never forget the people who are at the heart of every care search, we strive to offer guidance and advice to help them make their decision.
We have gone into further detail below about what Nursing Care is and who it is suitable for.
What is Nursing Care?
Nursing Care is care that is provided and supervised by registered general nurses and offered to residents that require continuous medical and personal attention. It is also a great solution for those who need intensive rehabilitative care, after suffering from an injury or illness.
Our nurses at Deeside Care Home use an approach called ‘key nursing’, which is where each resident is dedicated to their own nurse. This allows our residents to have a personalised experience and a familiar face that can provide 24-hour support to themselves and their family and friends. This approach also allows our residents to adopt independence within the home to have a home from home experience.
Who is Nursing Care Suitable for?
Nursing care is suitable for patients who need, intensive rehabilitative care after suffering from an injury, individuals with physical disabilities and people who are recognised to have long term issues with their health.
Nursing Care for Rehabilitation
Convalescence care and short term stays are available for residents to help with recovery and rehabilitation. When recovering from an injury it may not be safe to go straight home, having 24-hour constant support provided by a professional nurse can help aid in an effective and efficient recovery process.
We at Deeside Care Home encourage people staying with us to recuperate or recover to fully take advantage of the care we provide and the social activities going on within the home. Whilst having your care needs to be tended to, it is also a great opportunity to meet new people and try some new things.
Nursing Care for Physical Disabilities
There are multiple different types of physical disabilities that might affect a person, elderly or not. Physical disabilities can result in a degree of reduced mobility, and can limit people to what they can and can’t do regarding home and personal care tasks, such as self-care and hygiene.
For elderly people who are suffering from a physical disability, old age can bring added complications. Whether your loved one has mobility issues or suffers from a condition such as arthritis. Day-to-day living can become increasingly difficult, and you may be concerned that they are not so capable of looking after themselves in their own home as they once were.
We also have experience in caring for residents with Multiple Sclerosis, with the youngest resident we have supported being a gentleman aged 45. Multiple sclerosis is a condition that affects the brain and spinal cord which causes a wide range of potential symptoms, problems with vision, arm or leg movement or sensation and balance.
In these cases, 24-hour skilled nursing care is essential. The needs of a person with MS frequently exceed family resources and significant cognitive loss, incontinence, nutritional compromise, and/or respiratory issues require complex clinical care. Our nurses and carers provide tailored support for each resident we care for, and they receive training to ensure they are fully equipped to help our residents with the management of their symptoms.
If you think that you or your loved one is no longer managing alone, then it may be time to consider looking into your local nursing care home in Aberdeen for trustworthy and reliable support.
Long Term Nursing Care
Elderly people and those who suffer from chronic illnesses may find that they need help with day-to-day activities such as washing and dressing, or help with household activities such as cleaning and cooking. This type of non-medical support is given alongside medical care and is what is called long-term care.
Our nursing care is also suitable to support long term conditions, such as Huntington’s Disease. People with Huntington’s and their families may need a lot of support to help them at different stages. As the disease progresses, symptoms and needs change too. As the illness causes a progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, this has an impact on a person’s functional abilities and usually results in movement, thinking and psychiatric disorders.
Our fully trained staff at Deeside are able to care for and help you and your family manage the different challenges of Huntington’s Disease and other long-term illnesses. Our nursing care has previously been recommended by the lead nurse as she was extremely impressed by the care we have to offer.
Nursing care is offered to patients that require palliative care. Palliative care is specialised medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal of offering nursing care to palliative care patients is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family.
At Deeside Care Home we offer residential care to palliative patients, and support residents who are at the end stage of their journey.
Nursing Care at Deeside Care Home
What to Expect at Deeside Care Home
Our qualified nurses at our care home in Aberdeen are skilled, compassionate and are available day or night to give as much support and quality care as our residents require. We take a person-centred approach to all of our Nursing care. As a result of this, each resident receives care plans that are completely unique to them and their needs.
For those who are facing challenges both physically and mentally, our Nursing Care is the ideal care for them. Our staff are fully committed and go above and beyond to guarantee that our residents are receiving the best possible care. From helping with the morning and night routines to providing daily support, we’re always here to assist.
Included in our Nursing Care
Other activities and additional facilities are also included in the price of your stay at our nursing home. Each and every resident, for example, will have access to a variety of medical services, including:
- Access to a GP
We give our residents the option to have access to a GP, whether it is by themselves or with the assistance of a team member.
Residents are able to book physiotherapy appointments through their local GP or privately, helping our residents back to feeling like their usual selves.
We offer private Chiropodist visits every 6 weeks, residents can make arrangements with their own NHS Chiropodist if more frequent visits are required.
- Dental Service
Residents are provided with free access to a dentist routine check-up. Any dental treatments can be arranged at an additional cost.
- Optical Service
Any optical concerns that residents may have can be seen by an optician as part of the living expenses for Deeside. Any further treatments or glasses will be charged at an additional cost.
We want all of our residents and their loved ones to know that no matter what, our team are devoted to helping and providing outstanding Nursing Care every step of the way.
We strive to provide a home-from-home experience where residents feel loved, well-cared for and encouraged to make the most of every day. If you are looking to become part of our family at Deeside Care Home or have any further questions regarding our Nursing Care, then contact us today.