Advice, FAQ’s and Key Information
At Oakland Care Group, we are committed to providing exceptional care and support to our residents and their families. We understand that navigating the world of care services can be overwhelming, which is why we have created this comprehensive guidance page to address the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) and provide you with valuable information.
Whether you are considering our services for yourself or a loved one, or if you are already part of the Oakland Care Group community, this page is designed to be a helpful resource. We have gathered a wide range of commonly asked questions to assist you in understanding our care approach, amenities, staff, and policies.
Questions to ask before choosing a care home:
Moving into a care home can be a difficult and emotional decision for you and your loved ones. Here are some tips to help you cope with the transition:
– Plan ahead and involve your family and friends in the process
– Visit the care home before moving in and get to know the staff and residents
– Bring some personal items that make you feel at home
– Keep in touch with your family and friends regularly
– Join in the activities and events offered by the care home
– Express your feelings and concerns to someone you trust
– Give yourself time to adjust and settle in
You can contact the care home directly and arrange a tour or a visit. You can also ask for a brochure or visit their website to find out more about their services, facilities, staff, and activities. You can also read reviews from other residents and their families on websites like carehome.co.uk.
There are different ways to pay for a care home placement depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility. You may be able to get funding from your local authority, NHS continuing healthcare, or private/self-funding. You can contact the care home or your local authority to find out more about the costs and funding options available
Each care home has a dedicated activities team that organises a variety of activities and entertainment options for the residents. These may include arts and crafts, music, games, quizzes, gardening, outings, events and more. The activities are tailored to the interests and needs of the residents and aim to keep them engaged and active. You can contact the care home to find out more about their activity schedule.
Living in a care home can provide you with many benefits such as:
– Having access to 24-hour professional care and support
– Having your personal needs met by trained and compassionate staff
– Having opportunities to socialise with other residents and staff
– Having peace of mind that you are safe and secure
– Having a comfortable and homely environment
– Having access to a range of facilities and amenities
– Having freedom of choice and independence
Living in a care home can also pose some challenges such as:
– Adjusting to a new environment and routine
– Leaving behind your familiar surroundings
– Missing your family and friends
– Losing some of your privacy or autonomy
You can visit your loved one at any time of the day, as long as it does not disrupt their care or wellbeing. You can also arrange to join them for meals or activities if you wish. You can contact the care home to find out more about their visiting hours and policies.
You should bring your personal belongings such as clothes, toiletries, photos, books, hobbies, and any other items that make you feel comfortable and at home. You can also bring your own furniture if you wish, as long as it meets health and safety standards. You can contact the care home to find out more about what you can and cannot bring with you.