Christian Nursing Homes

Christian Nursing Homes

Nursing homes provide care to patients that can no longer be cared for at home and do not have the need for hospital; they can provide care for anyone that requires 24 hour nurse attention. Nursing homes can cater to people with specific conditions and of all ages; from children to the elderly. Conditions can include:

  • Mental and physical disabilities
  • Learning difficulties
  • Neurological disorders such as Parkinson`s disease, multiple sclerosis and Motor neurone disease
  • Autism and Asperger`s
  • Dementia and Alzheimer`s

Some homes are dedicated to specific care such as dementia nursing homes and others can cater to specific religions Christian nursing homes and Jewish nursing homes.

What are Christian nursing homes?

Christian nursing homes offer the same facilities and services as regular nursing homes but they are exclusive to residents who are of Christian religion.

Christian nursing homes are generally catered to elderly residents, mainly those with a form of dementia. They offer residents the care of qualified nurses, 24 hours a day and provide assistance and support to enable them to live as independently as possible within the home.

Everything that the resident requires for day to living is included in the care such as:

  • Laundry
  • Utility costs
  • Daily meals- including a wide variety of choice and options to suit specific dietary requirements.
  • Dental care

Personal assistance is also provided to residents that require help with day to day activities; this can include help with getting dressed and feeding or bathing and grooming. Help is also provided to residents with incontinence problems, including toileting and the changing of bedding.


Christian nursing homes also provide residents with a wide range of daily and weekly activities, these will be conducted and organised by an activity coordinator. Residents are entertained with daily board games, quizzes and arts and crafts. Trips can also be organised for residents to journey out into the local community for days out. The use of activities is essential is promoting health and well-being in the residents and also keeping residents entertained and active.

Other professionals

Other professionals visit the homes on a regular basis to provide different types of care. Chiropodists will visit to tend to residents foot care. This can include cutting of toenails and the treatment of hard skin.

Hairdressers are a popular visitor to homes, nursing usually contain a salon and hairdresser can keep residents hair neat and tidy, it is also a good place for residents to relax and socialise.

Opticians are also a necessary visitor to the homes, carrying out checks to residents’ eyes and glasses.

If a resident requests it, they can receive visits from their own GP on a regular basis.


What sets Christian nursing homes apart from other nursing homes, are that they will contain a place where residents can practice religion. Weekly services will be held in the home and there will be regular visits from a local Chaplain. Monthly communions will also be held inside the home for residents and trips to a local church may also be organised.

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