What type of care home in Hayling Island is best for me?

Published: Friday 17th July 2020

With three miles of award-winning Blue Flag beaches in a peaceful location, Hayling Island is a great choice for a care home. There are lots of nearby activities to be enjoyed including walking trails, a light railway along the coast and trips to country parks and market towns.

If you’re looking for a residential care home in Hayling Island, Hampshire for yourself or a loved one that provides high-quality care in a homely environment, you may not know where to start.

Key questions are:

  • Can it provide the type and level of care that you need?
  • How is it rated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)?
  • What do previous or current residents think of the home?

Below, we outline some of the different types of care provision in residential homes, provide more information on CQC ratings and suggest some important questions to ask when you are visiting residential care homes in Hayling Island.

Gorseway Manor

Gorseway Manor – our care home in Hayling Island – is at the heart of Gorseway Park’s residential community, set in four acres of beautiful parkland.

Gorseway Care Home garden in Hayling Island

Gorseway Park is a retirement village that provides comfortable and healthy retirement living. The site has independent leasehold apartments, the traditional Manor Care Home and the purpose-built Gorseway Nursing Home.

Gorseway Park enjoys a stunning location, just across from Hayling Island’s Blue Flag-winning beach and next to a lovely golf course. The community is within reach of the M27 and A27 and only 10 miles from Portsmouth.

Care homes in Hayling Island

There are many care homes in Hayling Island that provide round-the-clock care. Residents will normally have private bedrooms with access to communal areas, such as a lounge, dining room and garden.

Most care home residents are elderly people, but some residential homes also cater for younger adults with disabilities.

Some care homes can also offer short-term reablement (after hospital discharge) helping people get back on their feet after an operation, or respite care to give family carers a well-deserved break.

Care home activities are very important to keep residents mentally and physically engaged and active. Activities include arts and crafts, singing and dancing to music, board games, hairdressing and gardening.

You may want to ask about activities and trips on offer, particularly if you have any hobbies you’d like to make sure you can continue.

Some larger homes have full-time activities staff who devise regular activity programmes. They will seek feedback from residents to make sure they provide what residents want.

Cakes & Treats Care Home Hayling Island

The quality and choice of meals is also an important consideration when choosing a care home in Hayling Island. Is the food freshly prepared? How much choice is there for each meal? Does the care home cater for special dietary needs? Do the staff encourage residents to eat together so mealtimes are a sociable event?

For more information read our 10 tips for choosing the right care home in Hayling Island, including a handy downloadable checklist.

Dementia care homes in Hayling Island

Depending on their individual diagnosis and the stage of their dementia, people will experience dementia in different ways. Staff with specialist expertise and understanding of dementia will tailor care specifically to the needs of each person, as well as ensuring the residential home provides a dementia-friendly environment.

Who are the CQC and what do they do?

The CQC regulates the provision of health and social care in England. They inspect and rate services in a similar way that Ofsted do for schools.

Their aim is to ensure that health and social care services are safe, effective and high quality. They provide guidance to encourage care services to improve. The latest inspection reports for all care homes can be found on their website.

Watch ‘How to find a good care home’ video from Age UK

We would love to show you around Gorseway Manor. Call us on 02392 466 411 to arrange a visit.

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