Choosing the right care option

Our care services range from independent living with support to 24/7 nursing care. This guide helps you to understand the differences and choose the appropriate option for yourself or your loved one.

Types of care we offer

Care homes

We want people who come to live in our care homes to make the most of life; we are passionate about creating a vibrant home community in which each individual can thrive whilst receiving the highest quality nursing and dementia care.

We provide 24/7 nursing care, with long-term condition management e.g. Parkinson’s, Diabetes, COPD, and excellence in end-of-life care. Our person-centred approach to care uses knowledge of a person’s history and personality to help us provide the right support whilst maintaining dignity and choice.

Our care homes include:

  • Ensuite facilities, a TV and a Nurse Call System in each individual room
  • Homemaker and activity coordinator teams who organise regular, stimulating group or individual activities, including day trips within the local area
  • Nutritious, carefully tailored meals
  • Mobility aids installed such as bathing facilities and hoists

Dementia care

We are recognised for our expertise and excellence in caring for people living with dementia and for supporting their families.

Deerhurst is a Dementia Care Matters Butterfly Service® home. The team at Deerhurst has been recognised by Dementia Care Matter’s Butterfly Accreditation scheme; and has been rated as a ‘Level 1’ Butterfly Home, the highest rating, for the third year running. There are only 17 Level 1 homes across the five countries that have adopted the scheme.

All our care homes are working with this approach.

Our dementia care offers a person-centred approach that respects the individual and their life. We actively seek to improve the wellbeing of the people that we care for and ensure that varied and stimulating activities are taking place.

We also offer support and guidance to family members of those being cared for.

Home care

Our home care service allows you to receive the care and support you need in the comfort of your own home. We provide tailored care packages to suit your needs, so you can remain independent and live a full life.

This can include:

  • Help with daily living tasks such as cleaning or preparing meals
  • Trips in your local community, to a café or regular social group for example
  • Home care visits to support your daily needs, such as personal care, medication or food preparation
  • Help with your shopping
  • Reablement support for people who have had a long stay in hospital or a period of ill health and want to regain their confidence in their own home
  • Respite care for individuals requiring daily support with living whilst also providing respite to an individual’s main carer

Reablement care

Our reablement support is for people who have had an admission to hospital, are medically fit and want to regain their independence and confidence, in an environment that provides the right care and encouragement. We have two reablement centres, Little Heath and Orchard Grove, for people who are leaving the hospital but are not able to return home. Guests are directly referred to us by the hospital discharge teams.

We have a multidisciplinary team that includes occupational therapists and physiotherapists, who will support you to achieve your goals. Length of stay is normally no more than six weeks before returning to your home.

You can also receive reablement support in the comfort of your own home through our South Gloucestershire home care team, and our Somerset home care team provides a similar service called ‘D2A’ (Discharge to Assess), again taking referrals directly from local hospitals.

Extra care

Our extra care housing schemes have been specially designed for you to maintain or regain your independence in your own flat. With a care and support team on-site 24/7, you also have that extra peace of mind should you find you need additional support.

These homes are available to older people requiring a minimum of 5 hours of care a week and are designed with later life in mind. All our accommodation is self-contained with its own front door, kitchen, bathroom, heating, bedroom(s) and pull-cord system. The properties are either two-bed or one bed.

Our restaurant service provides three nutritious meals a day, and there are regular activities arranged on-site, so you can stay an active member of your community.

Respite care

Do you perhaps care for someone 24/7 and need respite, or are you simply looking for somewhere that offers specialist, short-term nursing care?

Our care homes can offer this respite when rooms are available. Respite can be arranged on an individual basis, scheduled around the time frame needed and dependent on the availability in the home.

We also provide a Time for you service, offering respite in your own home.

Time for you

This support we provide is designed for people who are caring for someone living with dementia or memory loss, living within Bristol. Our carers look after your loved one during the day, enabling those being cared for to meet people in their local community and enjoy days out, or to be cared for whilst their main carer has time to themselves.

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