What is residential care?
Residential care refers to long or short term care provided to adults in a residential setting rather than at home. Residential care can be for anyone who requires assistance with their daily activities.
Forest Lodge offers residential care to a wide range of individuals creating a care environment to meet all your care needs.
Here at Forest Lodge we offer residential care to the elderly, adults, disabled, dementia patients, mental health patients, rehab for alcohol and drug abuse patients and many others. Please feel free to use the contact us page, or call us to find out what other patients we are registered to take.
At Forest Lodge you will find all your care requirements will be met to an exceptional standard. We offer expert personal care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round. Forest Lodge is a comfortable homely environment providing you great accommodation. All meals are freshly prepared on site. We cater to all needs with a nutritionally well balanced menu. Forest Lodge caters for all your needs therefore providing an expert laundry and cleaning service throughout the day. You can expect daily activities to keep you active and keep you in shape.
In the UK there is over a million people who look after an elderly parent or loved one in your own home, either part time or full time. We understand that it satisfying and a very rewarding role, but nevertheless proving this type of care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week can take its toll and become very tiring indeed, emotionally and physically on any individual.
But you are not alone, that is why Forest Lodge offer respite care for you to take advantage of, we offer regular respite care, one off, or emergency placement.
At times taking a break from your usual routine can be a massive benefit, for both the carer and the individual being cared for, so that is where we step in. Giving you that opportunity to take advantage of our respite care service which allows you to have a well-deserved break and look after your own personal needs. If you care for a loved one, you can be rest assured knowing that your family member is in a safe and caring environment; enjoying themselves. This also gives people the opportunity to test out the care home before becoming a permanent resident, of our lovely home.
Dementia & Mental Health
When a family member is diagnosed with dementia or a mental health condition it can be an overwhelming experience. There are more than 800,000 people in the UK living with dementia and statistics show every 3.3 minutes someone else will develop this condition.
At Forest Lodge we understand the high demands dementia care places on families caring for loved ones that suffer from dementia. Therefore our personalised care programme, and over 35 years of experience in caring for dementia patients assist us in delivering the best possible care.
We are registered for Dementia Care & Mental Health Care. Forest Lodge is well respected within the local community for the work it does helping the elderly and our dementia patients.
We ensure that families have an understanding about dementia, the needs of the dementia patients, and what our care provides for them. When you place one of your loved ones with us we offer a short dementia seminar for you, your friends and family. All of the families that have enrolled on our short dementia briefing have found it to be very beneficial, giving them an insight to dementia, what it is about, what it consists of and showing them that it is nothing to be troubled by, because we are here to help.
Our Dementia seminar is free to all families of the home. This one of the ways here at Forest Lodge we involve our family members in the life of the home and their loved ones. We maintain the person they have been over there life and continue to be by recognising hobbies they enjoy, the music they love listening to. Ensuring they are in complete happiness whilst staying with us.
Personal care plans, and “This is Me” forms are the basis of the way care will be delivered, ensuring it is person centred which we value greatly. Activities are tailored to individual abilities and preference to keep residents as mentally and physically fit as possible, this encourages engagement and motivation.
Palliative/End of Life Care
What is Palliative care?
Palliative care is the care of people with an illness where they are not expected to recover.
So here at Forest Lodge we offer our palliative care option providing end of life care for chronically and terminally ill people. We understand that this will be a difficult and upsetting time but we are here to help and provide the best quality of life for both residents and their families.
Our qualified and caring staff will assist you and your loved one in any way possible, and at all times adhering to the upmost dignity. This aims to maintain and where possible, improve quality of life for residents and their families. During this difficult and upsetting time, our dedicated staff will ensure the utmost dignity, respect and care is provided. All of our staff are highly skilled and trained to deliver the highest standards of palliative care, using active care methods to improve pain and symptom control; promote dignity and choice.
We work closely with residents, friends, families, carers, GP’s, care home team’s and district nurse teams and hospitals to provide a complete care package, managing the wellbeing of the resident while controlling pain and other symptoms wherever possible.
Person Centred Care Plans
Our person-centred care approach at Forest Lodge means that you will be respected as an individual and treated with dignity at all times during your residency, this is one of our main priorities. We understand that everyone’s needs differ in the care industry, therefore each of our residents have their own person centred care plan.
Creating Your Own Person Centred Care Plan
We believe everyone is unique and that you should have your person centred care plan which is made just for you and tells everyone your needs for care, preferences and capabilities. We believe that to deliver the best care experience for each individual is to follow the saying “The Little Things Matter” because they do, they make us who we are, and what we’re about. So we ensure that as well as the big things, the little things are taken care of too.
That's why our person centred care plans are vast in detail and cover each aspect to care needs to hobbies and we are proud to have such a detailed personal care plan(s) which helps us to create the best care experience especially for you. These plans help us tailor the care and support we give.
Families and the resident review care plans on a monthly basis as well as the management team doing internal reviews consistently. This ensures that the care plans are regularly updated and the best possible care is delivered throughout your residency.
Sleep In & Sitting Service
Our ‘Sleep In and Sitting Service’ is similar in many aspects to our Residential Care Services it provides the same aspects of care. But it goes down to when you require the care. For instance you may require a few hours on an afternoon to help you relax and enjoy our activities, or you may need an occasional night here at Forest Lodge to help you unwind and have everything done for you. Once a week, once a fortnight or when you like Forest Lodge can cater to your needs. Or if you’re looking after your loved ones and you need a bit of time to yourself you can drop your loved ones off and enjoy yourself whilst knowing your loved ones are being cared for.
The Cost of Care
The cost of residential care varies and all depends on your care needs. It will also depend on the care home you choose and duration of care needed. Here at Forest Lodge we do not ask for top up fees like other homes. We go by the Nottingham City Council rates; therefore do not charge any more than what Nottingham City Council Suggest and believes to be fair for both parties. Our prices include: 24 hour residential care meeting all your needs, your own personal bedroom, utility bills, council tax, activities, all meals, snacks and refreshments, laundry and cleaning services, optician appointments, audiology services, physiotherapy*.
Certain aspects are not covered in the cost of care. Such as chiropodist*, hairdressing, massage therapy, and physiotherapy* are therefore if you would like these services then please contact us and we can add these to your individual plan of care. Please contact the home for pricing of these services.
* These services could be free depending on your care needs, requirements and circumstances.