Althorpe Nursing Home
We recognise that as people get older, circumstances can change and it becomes more difficult to live a fulfilled and happy life in your own home. The responsibility of day-to-day living can become a worry for the individual or their family.
Althorpe Nursing Home has dedicated rooms to provide residents who do not have nursing requirements with a comfortable and relaxed home environment without the burden of home maintenance, bills, laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc. The Home’s care team will be there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to encourage independent spirit of residents and ensure all needs are met and each day is worry-free.
Those residents who require Nursing Care Services also benefit from the same in-home facilities that are for our Residential residents. They will also have a dedicated team of round-the-clock Registered General Nurses who report to the Head of Care.
To ensure consistency of care, our nursing team will liaise regularly with the resident’s GP and other healthcare professionals.
We will maintain the very best nursing equipment to ensure the comfort and safety of our residents. We have the latest profiling beds, moving and handling equipment and hydrotherapy baths.
Palliative care provides a resident with advanced and progressive illness the special support to ensure the best quality of life as they deal with the terminal disease. This is done alongside medical care and treatment.
Through care and support, we will strive to relieve some of the worry associated with long-term illness and help those individuals live each day active and happy.
The care staff working within this unit will have completed specialist end-of-life training. Our nursing staff are also qualified in providing the care and support to both the residents and their families.
At Althorpe Nursing Home, we provide the very same high-quality care services that are enjoyed by our long-term residents to individuals who come to us on a short-term basis.
Respite care is suitable for:
- Those individuals who would like to take a short break with us, safe in the knowledge that all their needs can be accommodated
- On discharge from hospital, many people may require additional care to start the recovery process. We can accommodate most of the clinical care requirements
- Sometimes full-time carers need a short break. We can provide high quality care service so that the relative can relax and have some time out
- Some individuals may wish to come to us on a short term as a ‘trial’ basis to ensure that the resident will be comfortable should they require longer-term care
Our day care provides a friendly and stimulating day-away-from-home. Our day care gives people the opportunity to socialise with friends and take part in a range of activities while their family carers have a break and giving them the peace of mind of knowing their loved ones are in a safe environment.
We will provide freshly cooked meals and snacks throughout the day. We also offer a bathing service and can arrange hairdressing and chiropody.
Using the experience of our staff, residents, relatives and healthcare professionals, we aim to provide the highest quality of care services within Althorpe Nursing Home. We will aim to enable our residents to maintain as much independence as they can for as long as they can by balancing risk with quality of day-to-day living to maintain lifestyle choices.