Residential  Care

Residential homes offer care for elderly people who may be unable to manage themselves at home and who may require assistance with personal care activities like bathing and dressing or extra assistance with meals. Although residential care facilities are not registered to offer nursing care, they may do so for patients with mental diseases like dementia, Parkinson's, depression, etc.

Importance


Residential care facilities are crucial for various reasons.

  • It offers senior citizens a chance to socialize and develop a sense of community living.
  • These facilities provide a range of services including cognitive and recreational activities that can aid elders in maintaining their independence and good health.
  •  It also provides a safe, secure setting for elderly people who run the risk of falling or getting sick.
  • These facilities also assist with daily living (ADLs), giving families peace of mind, especially those who are separated or lack the time or finances to care for their loved ones personally.

    Seniors who want or need more assistance than they can obtain at an old age home but don't need the amount of monitoring that comes with living in a nursing home should strongly consider residential care homes.



Challenges

  • Residential Care can be difficult for some families to access due to their cost
  • Elderly people may find it difficult to adjust to the environment of residential care and may not be comfortable getting involved in certain activities
  • Due to restricted visiting hours, people travelling from distant places may find it difficult to meet their relatives at the residential care due to the time-bound restrictions.

Tips for the care provider

  • Keeping elderly residents engaged in activities
  • Find a way to offer quick and simple meals.
  • Monitor their health carefully.
  • Make the house accessible and safe for the elders.
  • Ensure regular exercise routine as it is required for them to stay healthy
  • Set up online consultation with online therapy providers.

    Seek online geriatric counselling by the best online geriatric counsellors of India trained in Elder Care

Frequently Asked Questions

Residential care homes provide housing as well as 24-hour personal care and support to seniors and adults who are unable to live independently but do not require nursing care. Residential care homes assist people with daily tasks such as dressing, washing, and eating. Social gatherings and entertainment are commonplace to improve residents' quality of life.
Personal care (including bathing, washing, skin and nail care), assistance with dressing and getting in and out of bed, assistance with toileting and incontinence support, medication administration, and a variety of physical and social activities are all provided in residential homes. Meals and snacks are also provided throughout the day, with eating assistance available if needed.
Residential care counsellors assist and support clients who live in a residential facility or structured living programme. They assist residents with activities of daily living (ADL) such as grooming, hygiene, meals, establishing a sleep routine, and exercising. Their responsibilities include assisting residents with life skills such as chores, shopping, and possibly performing some sort of work. These counsellors also offer Geriatric Counselling, and case management services and assist in the coordination of any additional programmes or resources that may be available to residents.

At TalktoAngel we provide online geriatric counsellor that also assist in residential care. 


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