If you are an older person who needs to move into a care home, it can be worth looking into, well, shall we say, the luxury option!
Much like cars, hotels, and traditional homes, a luxury care home is a higher-end alternative to standard care that will allow you to live at the peak of relaxation. Lovely!
Of course, as this is different from a typical care home, you may want to know what that means. So, read on to find out!
Firstly, a luxury care home will provide exceptional living accommodations. These homes are often beautifully designed and decorated with high-end finishes and furnishings. Private suites or apartments are standard, complete with comfortable furniture, en-suite bathrooms, and all the necessary medical equipment. Luxury care homes often feature large common areas for socialising and activities, including elegant dining rooms, cosy sitting areas, and beautiful gardens or outdoor spaces. In relation to homes that offer luxury options, some of the most popular are the Signature Care Homes, so have a look at their websites!
In terms of care, a luxury care home will provide highly trained and experienced staff members who are dedicated to providing personalised care to each resident. These caregivers will have specialised training in caring for seniors with various health conditions, including stroke care, physical rehabilitation, and palliative care. The staff-to-resident ratio is often higher than in traditional care homes, ensuring that each resident receives the individualised attention and care they need.
Also, as there are more amenities around them, the staff will often be able to offer rehabilitation onsite for guests who are struggling with mobility. As there is no long journey to get to or from the exercise, then the chances of the exercise regimen succeeding is higher. Once the activity is over, you or your family member can then go for a massage or a gentle swim in the pool. Great!
Luxury care homes often provide a wide range of services and amenities to enhance the quality of life for residents. This can include gourmet meals prepared by trained chefs, housekeeping and laundry services, transportation to appointments and outings, and a variety of social and recreational activities, including exercise classes, art and music programs, and cultural events. Many luxury care homes also offer spa services, such as massages and salon services, to help residents look and feel their best. This also has the apparent benefit of having everything you or your relatives need within a stone’s throw from their room. Thus, they do not need to go on day trips to get their hair cut or to attend a spa; they can have it all at the nursing home!
Yes, you read that right! When it comes to luxury, you don’t get much higher than an onsite cinema that residents can watch as and when they want to.
These cinemas do show modern films but usually will show films from the 1950s and 1960s, so the residents can see their favourite movies all over again.