Any person, whether they are suffering from an illness or in the later stages of their life, needs care that is unique to them. There is no one size fits all approach with it come to caring for an individual, as everyone is different and everyone needs special consideration.
The problem is many people have the impression that care homes have a standard approach when it comes to caring for their residents, and that the service is not personalised in any way shape or form. This is simply not true, and most well-managed care homes have varying degrees of care and attention that they offer to their residents.
Some residents may be very independent and can go about their day to day life with minimal help from the care centre staff and be perfectly content. On the other hand, some residents may need a high level of care in order for them to be comfortable, and their levels of independence could be considerably lower than that of the other residents.
A lot of the time the level of care that a patient requires could change over time. For example, someone might spend a few years in a care home and in that time they could slow down and might require a little bit more help getting around and going about their day. The truth is care staff are very well aware of this and see it all the time, which is why are usually prepared in case someone takes a turn for the worst.
Most nursing homes have around three or four levels of care that they provide, ranging from basic and introductory care, all the way up to skilled nursing care for those residents that need full-time care that revolves around any medical illnesses that they may have.