Luxury Care Homes – What to Look For

Looking for a luxury care home for yourself or a relative can be a tricky process at times. With a great number of options available everyone wants to be sure they are making the best decision.

However there are a number of things to get started with and key signs to look out for when exploring options and here are a few. These are some of the things to look for in a luxury care home.

Initial Help

Making a decision on a care home is one thing but actually moving in is another. That’s why taking into account the help that you get from the home when moving in is important. It’s all very well and good a luxury care home having top end facilities, activities and staff but choosing one that assists with the moving in process can be just as important. Dedicated staff and systems that assist in setting up your move are important factors to look for and at Signature, we have a dedicated moving in team. Help with giving options for the care itself, for the financial options available to residents and for support to the extended family are key areas to look for with the initial help of moving in to a luxury home.

Care beyond care

Medical assistance is one thing, quality of life beyond that is another and looking for a luxury care home that goes beyond just bigger rooms and higher end facilities is part of that. Things like meal plans that ensure good nutrition, activity plans that are great for resident’s social lives and even things like outings that are not only enjoyable but stimulating are all part of the extended care you should look for. These aspects are about taking what is standard and regular and ramping them up a notch to having a meaningful impact on residents.

Facilities

It is expected that a luxury care home would offer its residents more indulgent, higher quality and a wider range of facilities than others but that doesn’t necessarily mean they would suit you. There are two sides to this, one is looking into the types of facilities and programs in place and seeing if they are what you want, what you’d take advantage of and what you’d enjoy but also to look into it and see the mechanics behind these to see if the home bends over backwards to improve things for its residents. At Signature there is a dedicated activities team for instance that are always looking to improve and upgrade an activities schedule for residents so they have the best of things so why not put in a request! It’s worth asking questions about these facilities before moving in; how often are they updated? What’s planned for developing them? This is what sets luxury homes apart.

Higher degree of care

Here were not just talking about medical care but general people kindness. Luxury care homes are designed to go the extra mile with residents and the higher degree of care is the result of it. It’s worth investing time in getting to know staff and the ethos of the home where you will find dedication to the work rife and held in high importance. That goes a long way to making living there a luxury.

Price

Now it goes without saying that a “Luxury Care Home” would carry more of a price tag than others but there is a reason for it and it is something that should be embraced. In essence you want to look to see what you are getting for your money and it starts with the level of care. Beyond that, the price you’re paying goes towards ensuring that your time in a luxury care home is fulfilling, stimulating and enjoyable.

People want the best they can from all services that are on offer to them so looking into a luxury care home thoroughly could make all the difference down the line. Look into what you’re getting for your money, what the culture is like and what extra additions are on offer to you to make life that much more satisfying and easy to manage.

Find out about Signature’s latest luxury care home in Wandsworth here.