A Guide to Types of Care

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Whether you or a loved one require nursing support, residential care, mental health support or customised care at home, Wessex Care can help you decide the right path to take. But what’s the difference between all the different types of care? Each level of care is suited to each resident dependent on their needs.

Here we have provided an explanation of each of our areas of expertise to help you get a better understanding of what we do here at Wessex Care.


Residential Care [Without nursing]

Residential Care [Without nursing] in Salisbury

Specialist provision of adult & older person residential care service [without nursing] where out of choice or frailty the adult or older person chooses or needs to live in a supported / protective environment where all their daily needs for comfort, warmth, nutrition, companionship, and mental health support are available in the home 24hrs per day. Residential Care is not suitable for anyone who requires 24 hour nursing care.

Range of needs the service is intended to meet, support and improve where possible.

  • Frail adult, older person
  • Memory issues and or early stage dementia / Mental Health support
  • Diabetes
  • Incontinence
  • Controlled epilepsy
  • All other conditions specific to the care of the older person
  • Crisis admissions to support intensive home care and avoid hospital admissions
  • Mild learning disability for short-term respite
  • Baths to support community care
  • Holiday short stay respite relief
  • Daily respite

24hr all year round staffed care is provided.

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Residential Nursing Care in Salisbury

Specialist provision of residential nursing care service to adults & older people of either gender whose nursing care needs have resulted from the ageing process or who require nursing care as a result of the onset of an illness or medical / surgical issue. This may be a short-term respite / rehabilitation or long-term residential care requirement.

Range of needs the home is intended to meet, support and improve where possible.

  • Frail adult, older person
  • Reduced mobility caused by the effects of a stroke, disability or fracture
  • Parkinson’s
  • Diabetes
  • Latter stage Dementia
  • Incontinence
  • Post-operative care
  • Terminal illness
  • Controlled epilepsy
  • All other conditions specific to the care of the older person
  • Intermediate Care for rehabilitation
  • Respite / small post-operative care
  • Crisis admissions to support intensive home care and avoid hospital admissions
  • Mild learning disability for short-term respite
  • Baths, to support community care
  • Holiday respite relief
  • Daily respite

24hr all year round nursing care is provided.

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Residential Nursing Care

Residential Mental Health Care [without nursing]

Residential Mental Health Care [without nursing], Salisbury

Specialist residential care service [without nursing] for adults and older people who have a mental health challenge which may include complex dementia where they require 24 hr specialist residential care to support and protect the individuals wellbeing. This may be a short-term respite or long-term residential care requirement.

Range of needs the service is intended to meet, support and improve where possible.

  • Frail adult, older person
  • Mid to latter stage dementia, complex dementia
  • Other mental health challenges
  • Above issues may also include support needs for e.g. learning disability, Diabetes, incontinence, controlled epilepsy, other conditions specific to the care of the older person
  • Crisis admissions to support intensive home care and avoid hospital admissions
  • Intermediate Care for rehabilitation
  • Baths to support community care
  • Holiday short stay respite relief
  • Daily respite

24hr all year round staffed care is provided.

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Care at Home/in the Community

Specialist Community Support Services for adults and older people offers true “choice and control” to people managing their care support needs at home. The service is focused at maintaining /improving individuals dignity, independence and safety when living in the community.

The service provides advice, support and practical help so people can achieve what is “important to” and “important for” them.

Range of needs the service is intended to meet, support and improve where possible.

  • Assessment, planning and review
  • Personal care
  • Mental health support
  • Domestic help
  • Hairdresser/Chiropodist
  • Delivery of Hot Cooked Meals
  • Home maintenance/minor works & repairs
  • Gardening services
  • Accompanied transport
  • Shopping
  • Social activities
  • Day Care in one of our five registered care homes
  • Respite for carers
  • Pet care
  • Advice on special equipment/minor adaptations

This list is not exhaustive, aim is to provide/facilitate any support required that is identified by the customer, their relatives or friends.

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Care at Home/in the Community

Get in touch

To make an enquiry and speak to a member of our team about the best care plan for you or a loved one, please get in touch today.

Contact us

Kimberly West Care Centre

27 Tollgate Road
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 2JA

01722 322494

Kimberly East Care Centre

27 Tollgate Road
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 2JA

01722 341764

Castle View Nursing Home

8 Old Castle Road
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 3SF

01722 328315

Milford Manor Residential Home

Milford Manor Gardens
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 2RN

01722 338652

Holmwood Residential Home

30 Fowlers Road
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 2QU

01722 331130

Community Services & Head Office

Wessex Care
11 Tollgate Road
Salisbury
SP1 2JA

01722 336933