Residential Care

The landscape has changed in social care and now many people are staying at home longer, however, there is evidence suggesting that factors such as isolation and loneliness can lead to a decline in a person’s health and lead to depression.

Our Residential Care homes focus on maintaining an individual’s lifestyle choices and our teams work to empower people to enjoy stimulating and
fulfilling lives with discreet and dignified care while providing support that ensures individual’s independence, choices and preferences are maintained and encouraged.

Our thriving residential communities are enabling our residents to sustain and build new friendships and relationships both inside and outside of our home environments. Thus encouraging our residents to continue to enjoy any hobbies
and pastimes they previously and currently engage with and to try new opportunities and experiences within a safe and inclusive community setting.

What is Residential Care?

Residential Care refers to long-term care needed to help adults who live in a residential community rather than living in their own home or with their family.

Who is Residential Care for?

Residential Care is for individuals who are no longer able to care for themselves at home, or a person’s needs are too complex to be cared for by family. Residential Care supports people in their daily lives, with several tasks such as helping with personal care, help with washing, dressing, meal preparation and eating and taking medication, as well encouraging people to carry out hobbies and interests.

What Does a Day in Residential Care Look Like?

The needs of everyone in our Residential Care communities differ and we accommodate the needs of our residents to ensure they receive the care and support they need, when they need it. Everyday will be different, but we’ve put together an outline of what Residential Care looks like.

Morning care

We provide assistance with waking up, getting out of bed and preparing for the day. This includes:

  • Bathing or showering
  • That morning tea/coffee and breakfast
  • Applying lotions and creams as required
  • Oral hygiene (brushing teeth, denture care etc.)
  • Help to dress, do hair styling, and apply makeup.
  • Support with shaving and nail trimming

Daytime care

Each day is about you and our team meeting your daily care, but also ensuring you enjoy a quality of life, social engagement, fun and daily activities to suit all needs and choices.

On a typical day we will assist our residents with:

  • Moving around the home and gardens
  • Using the toilet
  • Assistance at mealtimes as required.
  • Engaging in the social activities of your choosing
  • Staying well hydrated and taking necessary fluids to keep you well.
  • Medication support as needed.
  • Repositioning in bed or chair as needed.

Nightime care

We provide assistance with getting ready for bed, this includes:

  • Preparing for bed, getting changed, removing makeup, cleaning teeth etc.
  • Repositioning in bed, to stretch and prevent bed sores.
  • Changing continence pads, along with cleaning intimate areas
  • Changing or maintaining a stoma or catheter bag, or other forms of clinical intervention


Each home has one or two dedicated Lifestyle Managers who organise a wide range of activities to cater for a variety of interests and hobbies.

Our Residential Care

People often find it difficult to leave their family home and move into a care home and we do our utmost to make this transition as simple and supportive as possible.

We understand that staying connected with family and friends is vitally important.


We use electronic care planning to ensure people’s daily care is updated on our system in real-time, allowing our team to deliver specialist care as and when needed.

Within our Residential Care homes, we encourage open communication between residents and our care team. This is to ensure that our residents are happy and can talk openly about their lives with each other and with our team. We also provide a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, curling and scrabble teams, flower arranging and baking. We are also open to frequent visitors and host a variety of events for residents and their families including day trips, to help them gain new experiences. Our new coffee shops allow our residents to enjoy home made cakes and coffee and socialise with friends and family at the home. Our home pub is open for our residents to enjoy at Little Haven.