What is the Difference Between Residential and Day Care?
Whether you’re looking at our care homes in Staffordshire and Cheshire for yourself or a loved one, you’ll have most likely come across both residential care and adult day care. However, you may be wondering which is right for you. In order to help you understand which is the right type of care for your situation, we’ve put together the following guide.
What is Residential Care?
Across our care homes in Staffordshire and Cheshire, residential care helps those above the age of 65 with daily activities that they can no longer do themselves. For this reason, you will often hear residential care referred to as assisted living. Common tasks that our team can help you with include bathing, dressing, cooking, cleaning and taking medication. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you or your loved one have to completely move out either. In fact, you can decide how long you stay with us for, each time. However, if it is that you would find it easier to move into our homes permanently, you’re more than welcome.
The aim of our residential care service is to create a safe place where people can feel comfortable asking for help. However, we also respect the need for independence and as a result, build all of our plans around our philosophy of giving residents a “choice” in everything that we do. If you believe that you would benefit from 24/7 care, this could be the right fit.
What is Adult Day Care?
Whilst our residential care is predominantly to help those aged over 65 and over, our day care is there to help anyone living on their own. The idea behind it is that we can help to maintain their independence for as long as possible. By offering a safe and supportive environment to socialise, feelings of isolation can also be avoided. Not only that, but high quality meals, snacks and refreshments are also available.
Similarly to residential care, our philosophy with this service is “choice” and so our day care visitors can choose to be as independent as they wish. In order to give you something to look forward to, our team will also put together a planned program of activities that can be personalised according to the resident’s interests and hobbies. In addition to this, our residents across Staffordshire and Cheshire can also make the most of our care homes’ social shared spaces
Which Service Do I Need?
The truth is, it all depends on how comfortable you or your loved one feel carrying out your usual day-to-day routine. Often, people come to us with the intention of joining our day care service, and then later decide to opt for residential care.
The point of all of our services is to allow you or your loved one to be as independent as you would like to be. Therefore, if you or your loved one would just like to come to a safe space to socialise and forget about day to day tasks, day care could be the right fit. However, if you later change your mind and ask us to help you more often, we can adjust your personalised care plan to reflect that. If it is that you’re already sure that you need 24-hour support, it’s important to note that our residential care service will be the right one to pursue.
Enquire About Our Care Homes Across Staffordshire and Cheshire Today
Now that you have a better idea of which service would best apply to your needs, please contact us. All of our care home teams at Twyford, Hilton, Charlotte House and Regency Care Centre would be happy to provide you with as much advice as you need. Not only that, but we can also give you and your loved one a tour of each home, discuss potential personalised care plans and any activity programmes.