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Posted on: 21.06.2021

Care Home Myths

There are a number of myths that surround residential care homes. A number of which would certainly discourage some individuals from moving into them, while others would leave the individual with questions should they find something different when the times comes to moving. Here we have pulled together a number of these myths in a bid to dispel them and offer the correct information.

Myth: Care Homes Are Lonely

We understand why people would think care homes are lonely places. After all, each resident has their own room and typically few visitors. However, it is certainly not the case that care homes are lonely places.
Each of our care homes boasting multiple communal areas, both indoor and outdoor, and activities daily to encourage interaction between residents. Our dining areas also offer a place for residents to sit and communicate with each other and the carers.
Some residents may take a while to adjust to the hustle and bustle of living in a care home with so much activity that they may spend an increased amount of time alone in their room. When this happens we actively encourage them to join in with activities but allow them to make that move when they are ready so that they never feel forced.