When is the right time for residential care?

Are you or your loved one wondering when is the right time for residential care?

First of all, we understand that this is a big and often emotional decision. We know that change can be scary – which is why we want to put your mind at ease with some helpful information on making the transition from home to a care home. This blog post contains everything you need to know about residential care in Chadwell Heath, Romford, as well as some common signs that indicate your loved one may benefit from residential care.

What is residential care?

Residential care provides a safe and comfortable place for people who have trouble managing daily life at home. It’s available for long or short-term, respite, emergency and palliative care. 

In addition to accommodation, residential care also provides 24-hour personal care and support to its residents. With our homely touches and support from our regular district nurses, you can rest assured your loved one’s needs will always be met with the highest possible standard of care. From helping with washing, toileting, mobility and administering medication, residential care ensures your loved one receives the high-quality care they deserve. It’s the perfect choice for people who can no longer live independently but do not need nursing care.

Does your loved one need residential care?

With all the subtle changes that accompany getting older, it can sometimes be difficult to realise that your loved one needs extra support. But recognising the signs is essential to ensure your loved one is safe and healthy. 

If you notice your loved one has begun to be more forgetful – such as missing appointments or leaving the stove on – this could be an early sign of memory loss. Also, if they are prone to wandering to the point of getting lost, they could be jeopardising their safety and could greatly benefit from residential care. 

Another key sign is a decline in their personal or home hygiene. A growing pile of dishes or a consistently unshaven face could indicate that they need additional help around the house or with their beauty routine. 

Last but not least, if your loved one is displaying signs of boredom or seclusion, they could benefit from the engaging environment a care home provides.

Your home away from home

As a cosy, family-run care home, we’re dedicated to fostering a sense of community where our residents truly feel at home. Our long-term staff, some of whom have been with us for over 20 years, are committed to building relationships and making everyone feel like part of one big family. Featuring beautifully landscaped gardens, a hair salon, and laundry and cleaning facilities, Rowallan House certainly has everything you need to feel safe, comfortable and cared for. We even have a dedicated activity and events coordinator who keeps everyone entertained with quizzes, bingo sessions, games and more. With all meals included, enjoy freshly prepared meals made daily by our in-house chef. You can even make requests for your favourite tea-time meal.

Get in touch 
If you are interested in making Rowallan House your home away from home, we invite you to get in touch or call us on 0800 999 8499. Our friendly and professional staff would love to discuss your individual needs or address any of your questions or concerns.