Residential vs. Nursing Home

More than often, care homes will call themselves a ‘Residential’ or ‘Nursing’ Home, or sometimes both. This can become very confusing when looking for a home as you may or may not know which type of home will best suit your needs.

What is a Residential Home?

Residential care homes provide short or long-term care for those who choose to live in a communal setting, rather than staying in their own home. Residential care is not specifically nursing care, but assists with matters like meal times, getting dressed or personal hygiene.

What is a Nursing Home?

A Nursing Home encompasses all of the above but there is a nurse on duty at all times, providing 24 hour clinical care, administering medication and taking bloods. Nursing homes provide specialist care for those with more complex clinical needs, for example those living with dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

What is a Residential Nursing Home?

A home providing both types of care and often, the most common type of home available. Especially for those care providers that are national and have large homes across the UK.

What do Morris Care offer?

We offer both Residential and Nursing care in Shrewsbury, Telford, Bridgnorth, All Stretton in Shropshire, as well as in Audlem in Cheshire. Give us a call today or request a visit and we can help answer some of your questions.