Respite care and short stays
Carers sometimes need a break and this can be provided in several ways: you may wish to go into a care home yourself for a week or two to give your carer a short holiday; or arrange home-based respite care where another carer moves into your home; or family-based respite care where you move into another family’s home for a period. The best option for you will depend on your needs, the urgency of the situation and personal choice and cost.
Residential care homes are able to offer 24 hour support for citizens who may need a more supportive environment on a long or short term basis. Residential homes are designed to feel like a home from home, and are able to meet a range of needs including those of people with dementia and the needs of citizens with learning disabilities.
There are two types of care home:
Residential care homes
We will work with you to keep you as independent as possible for as long as possible, but there may come a time when you consider moving to a residential care home. They offer supervision and support throughout the day and night and personal care including bathing, assisting with meals, dressing and support with mobility but residency must be paid for if your capital/savings exceed £23,250.
Care homes with nursing
If you think you may need nursing care in a home, you will need a nursing assessment to determine this. This visit might be in your own home, or in hospital if you’ve been ill. The cost of the nursing care part of your fees is paid by the NHS to the home directly: the current amount is £109.79 per week.
For an informal chat about services run by the Council or to arrange to buy Council services privately, please ring 0115 876 3222 to speak to an adviser. Alternatively, visit www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/supportingadults. Council services include day, residential, home care and telecare services. If you would like an assessment to see if you may be eligible to receive Council services at a reduced rate, please ring Nottingham Health and Care Point on 0300 300 3333 for an assessment of your community care needs.
All care providers in the country must be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). All services are inspected by the CQC, who report on their findings. These inspection reports are available at the home or from the CQC (www.cqc.org.uk).
Council residential care homes
Chippenham Road, Bestwood NG5 5TA
Designed specifically with the needs of people with dementia in mind, Cherry Trees offers a calm and supportive environment which enables people to maintain their independence as long as possible. A spacious and airy café offers family and friends the chance to enjoy a snack whilst visiting. Whilst the large garden, complete with chickens and bee hives, gives residents the opportunity to maintain, or develop, their interest in gardening. There is a reminiscence space and hairdressing facilities. All rooms are single and en-suite, and it is possible to bring pets into Cherry Trees.
Laura Chambers Lodge
Swansdowne Drive, Clifton NG11 8HW
With a spacious, colourful garden, and situated opposite a large park, Laura Chambers Lodge is ideal for citizens with dementia who enjoy a peaceful and pastoral experience. There are a range of activities as part of a caring but vibrant community, designed to support citizens in maintaining independence safely, alongside care tailored to the needs of the individual. All citizens have a private room, with washing facilities. A regular hairdresser and memory room help maintain the home from home atmosphere. Pets are welcome with prior agreement.
Woodborough Road, NG3 1AZ
Oakdene is a small, supportive residential care home for citizens with learning disabilities. The family atmosphere is supported by many of the current residents having happily lived at Oakdene for a number of years. Citizens are encouraged to develop and maintain skills of independence with one to one trips to the shops and places of interest. Oakdene offers single rooms with washing facilities, and welcomes pets by arrangement.
Campbell Street, St Ann’s NG3 1GZ
The Oaks offers a supportive and active home for older citizens with a range of needs. All citizens have their own en-suite room, and staff are trained in specialist dementia care as well as generalist support. The Oaks boasts a vegetable and flower garden, which provides the kitchen with fresh produce and opportunities to relax in a peaceful outdoor space.