Retirement Nursing Homes

Retirement Nursing Homes

Retirement nursing homes can be a good place for having a loved one looked after, whilst also having the opportunity to remain active and independent. It is a common occurrence that those of, or over, the retirement age of 65 may begin to develop varying degrees of dementia, in a lot of cases this only affects them in mild ways such as slight loss of memory or becoming more forgetful, nursing homes can be a perfect place for the elderly and retired to live with and enjoy the company of like-minded people whilst receiving the necessary care.


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Retirement nursing homes are staffed by qualified, registered nurses with the help of volunteers from the local community who can provide the level of care that each resident requires. The care received by each resident aims to maintain the chosen lifestyle and promote independence at all times, adapting the care as needs change.


The accommodation this is available to residents’ aims at making them feel as at home as possible and rooms allow the chance to live as one would in their own home; this is enhanced by the encouragement of residents to bring personal items from home to decorate their room. This can be with furniture or photo albums, couples who move in to retirement nursing homes together can have access to a shared room to be able to continue living together. All rooms have facilities that promote independence with en-suite bathrooms, televisions, central heating, telephones and tea making facilities. More and more homes are installing internet access in rooms for residents to stay connected. Furniture in the rooms allows for relaxation and the visits of family and friends will emergency call systems to ensure 24 hour help is always at hand.


Retirement nursing homes offer the finest dining that enables residents to all come together and socialise at meal times. Meals are available in a wide choice; all cooked using fresh local ingredients on a daily basis, residents that have specific dietary requirements can have their needs catered to by the chef. Staffs allow residents to get involved at meal times with the laying of tables and setting out of cutlery.


Residents in retirement nursing homes are encouraged to partake in various activities on a daily basis, all aimed at enhancing lifestyle, health and promoting well-being. Themed restaurant evenings can be help on different days of the week with residents enjoying exotic foods from around the world with entertainment provide from members of the local community such as singers or local school choirs. Quizzes and bingo are a big favourite in homes with everyone getting involved including relatives and friends of residents, discussion groups are also regular with subjects being chosen by residents and discussed by those that are interested.

Regular days out are organised and most homes have access to a mini bus or coach to take residents and staff to place in the local area such as museums, shopping centres or the seaside.

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