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Residential Care for Older People and Disabled People
With old age, come problems that can be hard to overcome. Physical disability or disability to perform
certain basic things can make life worse for the elderly people. A person who is disabled needs extra care,
respect and support.
Residential care home is a perfect place where elderly people can have the chance to lead a much better and
normal life. The staff will be there to take care of the residents as per the health care standards.
Medications / Treatment
It would be the responsibility of the staff at the care home to help the patients take the medicine on time.
Most of the patients do not take the medicine on time. In fact, a majority of the patients forget taking the pill
which harm their health or may lead to other problems. If you are providing the care for elderly people then
always make sure that they take their medicine on time. As a nurse, you should remind the patient about the
same or you can make it a part of your daily routine or job.
Emotional support
Elderly people often feel upset because they do not get the support that is required. Hopelessness, diffidence
may accumulate and may make the matter worse. Therefore, be ready always, be with them so that they can
feel good. Talk to them, know more about problems they might be facing or that might be disturbing them.
Personal care
Personal care is of great importance. The staff will have to be ready to provide help as they may require.
Some of the examples of personal care include the following: helping with bathing (safe bathing
environment), grooming, personal hygiene, dressing, walking, positioning, eating and many other things. It is
the responsibility of the staff to take care of the patient, maintain their comfort level. Seek help from the
hospital or the health agency when it is urgently needed. Monitor the activities of the patient (for example, it
is necessary to check whether IVs remain in the place or not. It is advisable that the staff should supervise the
situation throughout night).
Simplifying your search for care home
Looking for a reliable care home can be a big challenge. There are many service providers in the market so
how would get to the right service provider? It is difficult to answer but there is a solution for it:
Make use of the trusted database.
“It is easy to get in touch with the right service provider when you search through the right database: Care
Directory. Use our CareDirectory.co.uk to get all details on care homes and nursing homes in the UK.
You can get contact number, email id and other details. You can also read the reviews written by the
customers or you can add one to help other find the best care home.

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