A place to call home?
When you visit a care home, you'll immediately get a sense of whether or not it is a place you could feel happy, and a place you could call home, but you'll need the home to confirm that they can meet your needs to be certain that you'll be well cared for. 

Firstly you need to understand what type of care home you need?
There are a number of different types of care home available, the type of care home you need is likely to be based on your individual needs.

At HC-One, the Kind Care Company we provide a wide range of different care services, these are predominently care services  for older people, but we do also have a few services for younger people which you can find out about in the Caring for Younger People section you can access here.

Types of Care for Older People
All types of care  home support Residents' physical health needs, provide accommodation, carer support 24-hours a day, nutritious meals and day-to-day help with little things like making cups of tea and help with dressing.  Some types of care home also provide additional care from registered nurses and some provide specialist support from older people living with dementia.

The Different Types of Care We Provide for Older People

Symphony: Residential Care
Our residential care offers 24-hour support for older people who, through increasing frailty find it difficult to live independently at home. We do everything we can to make Residents feel safe and confident, and enjoy a fulfilled and happily balanced life within our homes.

Nightingale: Nursing Care
For those with more acute health or care needs, our nursing care homes offer the reassurance of 24-hour support from registered nurses. HC-One nurses provide high quality, kind, compassionate, individually tailored care, ensuring that the experience of living in a care home is a safe, comfortable and happy one.

Grace: Residential Dementia Care
Residential dementia care offers 24-hour support to those who need assistance with everyday living and find it difficult to cope in their own homes, and who are living with dementia. We offer support with personal care, daily living tasks and general care to ensure the wellbeing of the Resident.
 
In each of our care homes that provide residential dementia care, our staff are specially trained to care and understand the individual living with dementia, their needs and aspirations. For additional care needs that require the support of qualified nurses, we also offer specialist nursing dementia care

Harmony: Nursing Dementia Care
Nursing dementia care is designed to support older people who are living with dementia and who have additional health needs that require care and support from qualified nurses. 

HC-One nurses provide high quality, kind, compassionate, individually tailored care, ensuring that the experience of living in a care home is a safe, comfortable and happy one.

Palliative & End of Life Care
It’s a common myth that people needing Palliative Care will need to go to a hospice. We care for people with a terminal illness and those who might be nearing the end of their life and require hospice care, but prefer a more comfortable and homely setting, such as one of our care homes.
 
We have a holistic approach to palliative and end of life care, supporting both Residents and their loved ones throughout. Our focus is on providing quality of life through upholding and respecting individual choice and deliveringeffective pain and symptom management to enable Residents to live their last days in a dignified manner.

The care given during this time is entirely focused on the needs and wishes of the individual and their wider support network so that they can all feel as comfortable as possible.
 
Palliative and terminal care delivery will often include partnership working with community health and social care professionals, local knowledge leaders including Marie Curie, Macmillan and Admiral Nurses and local religious leaders.