5 Perks of Living in Residential Care

As our loved ones get older there comes a time when they may need extra help to manage their daily routines such as getting out of bed, taking medication, or even simply cleaning around their home.

This can be a challenging time for a person coming to terms with the loss of their independence and can cause anxiety over what the future may hold.

For families concerned about their parents or loved ones’ safety and wellbeing, the prospect of a move into residential care can cause a lot of uncertainty and perhaps even fear for all involved.

Unlike care homes in Darlington, Abbeyfield provides family-style living where residents are encouraged to maintain their independence. Here are some of the perks for those considering a move into residential care.


Having a vulnerable relative living alone can be worrying. The risk of a fall, an accident or even burglary can cause concern. At Abbeyfield we have a resident call bell system that can be used anytime offering peace of mind for you and your loved one. With assisted bathrooms on offer and visiting healthcare professionals we can be sure that our residents have everything they need on hand to stay safe and secure

A healthy diet

At times it can be difficult for our residents to cook for themselves and ensure they are eating healthy meals. At Abbeyfield we take away the hassle and inconvenience of cooking by providing three nutritious meals a day that can be tailored to our residents’ specific dietary needs.

With the option to eat in our dining area or in the privacy of their own room, Abbeyfield takes away the stresses of having to prepare a meal and helps to avoid any accidents that may occur.

No more housework

And talking of stresses, residential care takes away the hassle of maintaining a tidy house with spacious and well-kept social areas for residents and visitors to relax in.

We want our residents to enjoy their retirement, not have to worry about housework. With less time spent on cleaning, more time can be spent doing something more fun.

 Social Life

And with a packed schedule of activities, our residents will need plenty of time to enjoy what we have on offer at Abbeyfield. Trips to local attractions, exercise classes, bingo and quizzes are just some of the activities that our residents can enjoy.

Homes for elderly loved ones can also offer the opportunity for new friendships to be made. Abbeyfield offers shared social spaces and lounges to encourage like-minded individuals to meet and relax in good company.

24/7 support

We understand that our residents may require support at any time of the day or night. Whether it is help with getting dressed, taking medication or bathing, there is someone available 24 hours to support our residents.

Support can be tailored to each individual’s needs so you can be assured that, should things change, we will always be there.

As you can see there are a lot of positives to living in residential care. If you would like to speak to us in more detail about our residential care homes you can enquire at here on our contact page, or call us on 01325 369673

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