What to expect from a learning disabilities care home
If you’re thinking about placing a loved one with learning disabilities into residential care, you’ll want to know what to expect. Every care home is different, so read on to find out what to expect from Halland House.
A home you feel welcome in
We put the emphasis on the word home. Every person living with learning disabilities has the right to a home where they feel welcome and happy, and where they can be as independent as possible. Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture to make their room feel cosy and personal.
We are very careful about ensuring all our residents get along well and feel like part of the family. Making sure new residents will get on with existing ones is a two-way match, so we’ll invite prospective new residents to stay for a trial period before they move in.
Different settings for different needs
Our 29 room home is divided into three wings, enabling us to cater to people needing varying levels of support.
Residents with intensive support needs live on the ground floor in an area specially designed to be accessible for people with mobility issues, including adapted furnishings and round-the-clock support.
Reasonably able residents live on the first floor; a calm and pleasant living area for those who have some self-care skills but still need a little extra support.
The Lodge is an annex designed for residents who are working on learning independent living skills. Support is available as and when they need it.
We have a well-kept garden for residents to enjoy time outside, but their life is not just based around our house and grounds. We also take regular trips to nearby beaches, cafés and even days out at theme parks.
We have our own accessible transport, meaning we can take residents out with a support worker to go shopping, to community events, or to local education centres.
Every resident has a personal care plan to ensure our support team knows all about their needs, abilities, goals and preferences.
We want to make sure our residents are living a fulfilling life, so we have a stimulating programme of activities for them to take part in.
We understand that care needs change over time, so we regularly review each resident’s care plan to ensure we are meeting those needs. If more intensive support is needed as the years go by, we’re well set-up to provide that.
Day care and trials
We also run a daycare facility for people with learning difficulties, which can be a great way to introduce the idea of moving into a care home or get some respite if you’re the primary carer.
If you’re wondering what to expect from a learning disabilities care home, attending some daycare sessions is the perfect place to start. While we have lots of fun activities, we can also help people with their development goals if they’d like us to.
Our daycare sessions are a great place to make friends, and people attending leave feeling satisfied and empowered.
Find out more
You can find out more about our learning disabilities care home in Uckfield, East Sussex https://hallandhouse.co.uk/about-us/ here or get in touch to find out how to place someone in residential care.