The Power Of Personalised Care: Tailoring Services In Care Homes

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In the past, a care home, despite all excellent intentions, would probably have been a one-size-fits-all kind of place for people to live, and there would have been a lot of routine where everyone was treated the same.

Even if that treatment was kind and caring, as it would have been the majority of the time, it still wasn’t personal, and that’s what can make the difference and turn a care home experience into a more positive one. 

The good news is that things have changed, and many care homes now understand how important it is to treat everyone as an individual – it’s definitely something to look for when choosing a care home. So just why is personalised care so important? Read on to find out. 

Better Health 

One thing that more personalised care will do is help people be and stay healthier – they’ll get the treatment, medication, and exercise they need for their own particular situation, and that means they’ll be just as active as they need to be, they’ll get the right medication at the right time, they’ll stay mentally engaged, and they’ll be much happier all round. 

When a care home takes the time to understand its residents’ likes and dislikes and the staff get to know the residents on a more personal level (and vice versa), the entire place becomes a happier one, and that’s perfect for good mental health (and adding interesting activities and outings is always going to help with that as well). In other words, personalised care at a care home is good for every aspect of a person’s life and health. 

More Dignity 

Something people might be worried about when they move into a care home, or when a loved one moves into one, is a loss of dignity – will they be treated like children with all their decisions made for them? Will they be able to live their lives in the way they want (within reason, of course – health issues will need to be taken into account)? 

When you get a good personalised service from a care home in Highgate, that’s exactly what the residents will be able to do. They’ll be able to choose their own food from a menu, for example, pick activities that appeal to them, and, crucially, they’ll have a health and wellness programme – including medications and treatment – that works best for them. They’ll have plenty of dignity because they’ll have choices, and they’ll be treated with respect.

Peace Of Mind 

It’s crucial that the residents themselves are happy with the choice of care home and where they live, and they’ll need to be part of the decision-making process. Still, it’s also important to remember that family members can be quite worried about the entire situation, and even when they’re sure they’ve picked a great care home, they’ll want to be one hundred percent sure their loved one is happy and take care of. 

That kind of peace of mind can definitely be helped if you know the care home you’ve chosen offers exceptional personalised care – that’s why it’s so important to take the time to really research different care home and see what each has to offer, as well as reading reviews and testimonials, and speaking to staff and, ideally, residents, to get a full picture so you can have complete peace of mind. 

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