5 Ways How Residential Care Homes Can Improve Quality of Life


Why choose a residential care home? Are you thinking of seeking residential care home options for your loved one?

Facing the prospect that your loved one may need additional assistance can be a difficult reality to accept. But, caring for a family member at home is rarely easy, particularly if trying to juggle with other responsibilities.

So, whether you’re simply looking to take a short break, or looking for more permanent options for your loved one, learn how residential care could improve quality of life. Here are five reasons why you should choose a residential care home…


1. Boosted Security and Peace of Mind

Having the ability to feel safe and secure in your home environment should never be underestimated. If you’re unsure as to whether your loved one would benefit from residential care homes, consider whether their current home environment is suitable for their needs. Depending on their personal requirements, you may feel that they would be safer under professional supervision and care.


2. Companionship and new friends

Over the past year, loneliness has, unfortunately, taken prevalence in many of our lives; particularly for older people who live alone.

At Woodlands and Hill Brow, we think that no-one should ever feel lonely. Importantly, companionship is something we focus on heavily, and as such, we regularly encourage our staff and residents to take part in group activities and social events.

At a residential care home facility, you really do make friends for life. It offers an invaluable sense of companionship that your loved one may be otherwise missing.


3. Residents Benefit from a Personalised Care Plan

At a residential care home, your loved one can rest in the peace of mind that their personal needs are attended to as and when needed. With a professional care team working 24/7.

With a tailored, person-centred care plan, any support your loved one receives will always be designed around their individual needs. And, whilst always looking to provide them with a positive experience.


4. 24/7 Access to nutritious, tailored meals

Keeping your loved one fed with three nutritious meals a day can be incredibly challenging, for instance, when  balancing caregiving responsibilities with a job and outside life.

At our homes, we provide nutritionally dense, delicious home-cooked meals to our residents on a daily basis. Taking this pressure away from at-home caregivers.

Designed to meet dietary preferences, our meal plans strike a balance between providing tasty, wholesome meals, and a sense of indulgence. With careful attention given to personal favourites.


5. Fun, Stimulating Activities in a Home-From-Home Environment

Many residential care homes organise stimulating, carefully designed activity plans that help to keep their residents engaged.

At our homes, we try to include a good mixture of both on and off-site activities, which stimulate different aspects of the human body. For example, arts and crafts are great for fine motor skills – whilst a stroll around our gardens is ideal for building muscle strength.

So, residential care offers plenty of benefits to older people, as well as their loved ones. They’re designed to offer the best possible care to residents, whilst making daily life as enjoyable as possible.


Why choose a residential care home?

In conclusion, if you’d like to find out more about us and our care, do take a few minutes to browse our website. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of our team if you would like to arrange a tour. Contact Lucy Jesse on 01252 850 236 or email lucy.jesse@woodlands-hillbrow.co.uk.