At Bondcare, we provide nursing care of the highest standard in our homes across the country, with qualified, dedicated staff and a complete commitment to our residents’ safety, happiness and comfort.
What is nursing care?
Nursing care differs from residential care in a number of ways. Nursing care is designed for people with certain needs, particularly those with long-term medical conditions, disabilities and mobility issues. Nursing care homes are staffed by registered nurses and have access to GPs and pharmacists so that extra care can be provided quickly when required. Care is provided 24 hours a day by qualified nurses.
What can I expect from a Bondcare nursing care home?
Bondcare nursing homes are designed to make residents feel as comfortable as possible, providing them with the support and care they need for a fulfilling, stimulating stay. Bondcare nursing care homes have a range of facilities, from beautiful gardens to relax in, to hair salons for pampering. Our nursing homes are fitted with specialist equipment to suit the needs of each of our residents, including mobility aids and specially-designed beds.
A varied menu of tasty, nutritious and filling meals is provided for all residents, with snacks available all day. Activity coordinators create detailed plans of activities for all our residents to ensure they remain stimulated, from trips to nearby town centres and amenities to armchair yoga, games and more.
For incoming residents, we take every possible step to make sure their integration is smooth and comfortable. Before a new resident moves into a Bondcare nursing home, a pre-admission assessment is completed so that our staff know more about them, which in turn allows them to ensure all required equipment is available to them upon arrival.
What types of conditions are nursing homes for?
Nursing homes cater to people with a range of conditions, including:
- Long-term illnesses
- Huntington’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- People recovering from serious injuries
- People in palliative care
What’s the difference between a residential care home and a nursing home?
Residential care homes and nursing homes share some similarities; they both offer 24-hour care, and residents are provided with all types of personal care and support. In terms of the environment, both types of home are designed to be as comfortable as possible, both literally and in terms of creating a welcoming, comforting experience for residents.
Nursing homes are staffed by registered nurses, whereas residential care homes are staffed by qualified carers who hold NVQ or RQF certification to level 2 or 3. When specialist nursing is required in a residential care home, a nurse is brought in. The nurses in a nursing home can provide 24-hour care and assistance, using specialist beds to move residents around where necessary. Staff in a residential care home are always on hand to assist residents with anything during the day, but independence is encouraged where possible.
How can I get NHS-funded nursing care?
You may be eligible for NHS-funded care if you live in a nursing home or if you’re not eligible for NHS continuing care but you have been assessed as needing care from a registered nurse. You will be assessed for NHS continuing care before a decision is made as to whether or not you can receive NHS-funded care. You can read more about applying for NHS-funded care by clicking this link.
To find your nearest care home, to view photo galleries of each home or to take a virtual tour, click here. If you’d like to know more about Bondcare or our nursing care services, please contact us today and we’ll be happy to help.