Considering options for a loved one is a big challenge and we are always on hand to offer help and advice. We are happy to show you around the home and answer all your questions – whatever they may be.

We offer permanent and short term stays at Inwood House. The latter is often useful to give carers and loved ones a break. Many people like to do this before making a final decision.

Inwood House has been caring for the elderly for almost four decades so we have plenty of experience and see the care of the friends and family as much a part of our approach to caring for your loved ones. We can provide pointers and experience in areas like funding, paperwork and just the practical areas when considering care.

Some of the frequently asked questions relate to the care types:

What is Residential Care?

Residential Care is provided by trained carers, rather than registered nurses, residential care helps with everyday activities, such as washing, dressing, eating, and mobility. Residential care allows residents to maintain their independence whilst knowing that these areas of their life won’t be a struggle, so they can get on with doing the things that they love.

What is Nursing care?

Nursing Care is provided by registered nurses in addition to trained carers, nursing care is for residents with more complex healthcare needs, such as an illness or disability that requires the supervision of fully qualified nurses. This could involve frequent medication regimes, wound care, constant assessment, daily monitoring and care planning. Many care homes provide a mixture of nursing and residential care. We don’t provide nursing care but in some cases are supported by the local community nursing services, especially at end of life.

What is Dementia care?

Dementia is a term that describes a range of illnesses that affect the brain, the most common of these is Alzheimer’s. In addition to difficulties remembering things, dementia can also impact an individual’s mood, social interactions and personality. Dementia can often result in poor sleep patterns, forgetting to take care of themselves, wandering and restlessness, together with anxiety and distress. Dementia affects people in different ways and carers have specialist training to support residents often changing and sometimes complex needs.

What is Palliative or end of life care?

Palliative care or end of life care supports those whose condition is no longer responding to treatment. Palliative care provides support by trying to manage any pain, discomfort or distressing symptoms. This type of care can also provide psychological, emotional, practical and spiritual support to family and carers.

What is Respite or short stay care?

Respite care is for those who need to stay in a residential home on a short-term basis. This could be to recover from an illness or operation when a little extra support is needed. People who are normally cared for in their own home may require respite care if their usual carer is unavailable due to holidays or a short-term illness. Respite care can be for a period of days, weeks or a few months.

How do you assess whether you can care for me or my relative?

The Home Manager will arrange to visit you at home or in hospital if that is required. The purpose of this visit is so that we can gather as much information as possible about you and your care needs. This will allow us to ensure that your new home can get ready for your arrival, this also allows us to start preparing your care plan before you move in. This assessment also serves as a final check that your new home is right for you in every way.