Choosing a Home

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Everyone has the right to the level of care offered by Orchard Care Homes and we welcome enquiries from everyone. We offer a variety of different homes catering to different care needs and we accept both local authority and privately funded residents in our homes.

What kind of care home is right for you?

Residential homes

Residential Care Homes provide support to residents when needed,  encouraging continued independence. This support includes assistance with personal care, washing and dressing, bathing and help taking medication. 

Each room provides a high level of privacy with most having en-suite facilities, an emergency pull cord, a television, a telephone point and internet facilities. This level of care allows for independent living, but the support is there if it’s needed. Many of our residents chose to move into this type of accommodation for the community atmosphere, companionship and security.

Nursing homes

Nursing Care Homes offer residents the benefit of having qualified nursing care 24 hours a day. This can be a great relief for those who are struggling to cope in their own home, with only visiting carers for support. Medically trained staff assist residents with a variety of nursing needs and also promote independence wherever possible. A number of specialist facilities including bath aids, condition specific beds, stair lifts and wheelchair access ensure comfort and mobility within the home.

EMI (Dementia) Care Homes 

EMI or Specialist Dementia Homes offer specialist care for people with dementia and other mental health related problems. Residents may be physically fit, but require a degree of specialist support from appropriately trained staff.

Most of our EMI homes are purpose built using the latest research from top specialists. They offer a safe and secure environment to enable residents to find their way around with ease, comfort and independence.  Each resident has a personal carer who is the main point of contact for friends and relatives. All employees in the home are trained in EMI related conditions. For more information please visit our Specialist Dementia Care page. 

Respite Care

If you are caring for an elderly person at home and need a break, we offer short term care. Some homes set aside rooms for this purpose allowing breaks to be pre-booked for those looking to book a holiday. This option is also ideal for those who want to experience life within our homes before making any long term decisions.  

Paying for care

Ideally care would be free regardless of individual needs or financial background. Unfortunately, in reality things are a little less straightforward, with funding based on individual circumstances.

We have a dedicated team available to discuss the different types of funding and the process of paying for care. Alternatively you can contact you local council for more information. 

Give our team a call on 01423 859 859 (Mon-Fri - 8.30 - 17.00)