Residential and Nursing Care
Residential and residential nursing care are two separate types of care, residential care refers to the long-term care within a residential setting. Residential nursing care in comparison is care, provided by a trained nurse, within a residential setting. At PrimeLife we provide both.
Our residential nursing care homes are the perfect choice for those who have difficulty living alone. We provide nutritional and above all, tasty meals, our accommodation is second to none, and the personal care which our residents receive is done by experienced professionals who have been carefully selected based on their merits; ensuring that each resident is provided with the best care available.
Some of our care homes are fitted with an innovative new nurse call system exclusive to PrimeLife. This system allows us to monitor each room through the use of sensors on beds, chairs, windows and doors which alert our carers to any unusual activity.
Getting older often comes with the need to accept in a sensitive manner, help and support. Caring for the elderly, be it for a short stay, a period of convalescence, or for the longer term requires a sensitive approach.
PrimeLife care homes are tailored to respect and provide for the needs of the individual. All of our homes offer a comfortable living environment, with the knowledge that care and support is available 24/7. We are constantly updating and upgrading our accommodation to exceed national standards and to create living environments suitable for individuals with a wide variety of care needs.
There are many elements and support services that go hand in hand with caring for the elderly. Be it physical or mental deterioration, our highly trained care professionals work tirelessly to ensure residents maintain the highest standards of living and remain engaged with life.
At PrimeLife we provide care for individuals who are at various stages of dementia who require different levels of support. We will ensure they live comfortable, and fulfilling lives, no matter what stage of dementia they are at.
As well as our specifically designed activity plans, which include reminiscence sessions, listening to music, singing and specially organised visits from animal therapy groups, we also ensure every small detail of the living environment is sympathetically designed for those with dementia.
For example, in our dementia homes our doors are pastel coloured. Pastel colours have proven to be easier to see for those with dementia and the use of single plain floor covering helps to prevent trips and falls. This helps as people suffering with dementia can often mistake a change in colour on the floor surface as a step.
Within many of our elderly care facilities we cater for individuals with different types of dementia, of different ages, and who require varying levels of support in order to assist them to live comfortable lives, and get fulfillment from each day. Our staff are trained specifically to assist people with dementia at every level, from short-term memory loss through to those with more complex behaviour.
What Causes Dementia?
Dementia is a complex condition that can be caused by a number of factors or issues that affect the brain. Broadly speaking dementia is caused by some form of damage or deterioration in the brain. Over time the damage will often worsen which causes symptoms to become more pronounced and the impact on day to day life more severe.
The most common forms of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. These forms of dementia are classified as neurodegenerative diseases where by brain cells degenerate and die far more quickly than normal. Whilst brain cell degeneration is part of the ageing process with these conditions the speed of that degeneration is far more accelerated and is caused by a build-up of irregular proteins within the brain.
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Palliative Care Nursing
Palliative care (also referred to as end of life care) ensures that our residents and their family are provided with invaluable care and support at a sensitive time. The focus is placed on preventing or relieving suffering of the patient while at the same time offering essential support to families.
Each circumstance requires its own palliative solution to be devised. Often palliative care can be provided in a patient’s own home, at hospital or sometimes within their own home. In addition there are specialist day care facilities that can help meet the care needs of that individual.
Intermediate Care, Including Reablement
PrimeLife offers an intermediate care facility for individuals who are disabled, elderly, or non-acutely ill, usually providing less intensive care than that offered at a hospital. Stays will typically be short term and last for a period of 4-6 weeks, in advance of a return home following a stay in hospital or for those recovering from short term illness.
Individuals may require assistance and support with day to day tasks whilst still maintaining a sense of independence. Intermediate care is particularly beneficial for those recovering from illness or a stay in hospital. Care can include day to day support for everyday tasks, visits from nurses and therapists and other medical support. The assistance offered helps individuals focus on their recovery within a familiar and comfortable environment rather than entering or remaining in hospital.
Respite for carers is a care support service that offers interim short term relief for those who are responsible for caring for a loved one.
Many families take the on the responsibility for caring for a relative and take joy from the fact they are looking after their loved ones in their own home. Often they chose to care for a relative themselves to allow their loved one to stay in their own home and minimise the disruption in their lives. However this can place great emotional, physical and financial stress on the family providing day to day care.
Respite care is designed to give carers temporary relief from the challenging task of caring for a loved one. These much deserved time limited breaks give caregivers a chance to take time away from the day to day responsibilities of providing care. These breaks can range from just an afternoon once a week to a full week to allow the family to perhaps even take a holiday.
Mental illness is a condition that most people are familiar with, though the term itself is quite a broad one, as it can encompass a wide variety of conditions. They can differ in terms of symptoms or severity, and can affect an individual in a vast amount of ways.
PrimeLife understand that patience is required when taking care of an individual with a mental illness. Our trained care professionals are familiar with various circumstances and mental health illness.
Learning Disability Care
There are many different types of learning disabilities and we pride ourselves by adapting our care programs to suit all individual needs. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you would like to discuss our learning disability services further or are unable to find the information you are after on this website.
Most people with a learning disability are treated as ‘different’. They do not have the same control over their own lives as the rest of our society and face challenges and prejudice every day. Our Learning Disability Care services focus on integrating our adult residents into the community, and helping them to become an integral part of a PrimeLife home.
Our care programs are tailored to each individual, as each learning disability is different, and no case is the same.