Nursing Care

Both Prestwood House and Prestwood Coach House offer residential care as well as full nursing care.  Each home has a registered, qualified nurse on duty at all times; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  This means we can provide care to those who have more complex needs and those who require the specialist attention of a nurse.  Prestwood Lodge offers residential accommodation and facilities for the more independent person – full details of the admission criteria for Prestwood Lodge can be found under the Care Homes section.

Prestwood House and Prestwood Coach House provide a complete range of accommodation catering for all nursing needs to those over the age of 65, and accept both long and short-term clients, subject to a pre-admission assessment undertaken by our Director of Nursing.

So that we can deliver the most appropriate package of care for each individual the detailed pre-admission assessment takes into account the “whole person”.  We take time to discuss social needs as well as medical needs, the aims and desired outcomes for each person so that their individual needs and wants can be met accordingly.  Where possible we will include family, relatives and other health care professionals in the assessment process.

Whilst we may be able to accommodate individuals with a dementia diagnosis, subject to assessment and suitability criteria, we are unable to accommodate those clients whose dementia care is their primary need. This is, in part, due to our open-door policy, as we like to give our clients and their visitors the freedom to come and go as they please and we don’t consider that to be a suitable environment for an advanced dementia client. Our admission criteria is intended to ensure we can adequately meet the needs of each individual and if we feel we are unable to accept any individual, or that their admission would adversely affect the other residents, we will advise accordingly.

Our fees include full personal and nursing care and vary according to the specific accommodation chosen; we accept privately-funded clients and clients who are party or fully funded by Social Services.

Please fill out an enquiry form on the Contact Us page, or call 01384 877440 if you are interested in nursing care at Prestwood House or Prestwood Coach House.