The Importance of Visiting a Care Home

At Hilgay Care Home, we know that our home becomes our residents’ home. Therefore, we believe that it is incredibly important for families to visit their loved ones as regularly as possible. We all want the best for our loved ones, but at Hilgay we know just how valuable having a resident’s family visiting a care home really is. There are many benefits of visiting a care home to see your loved one, all of which make their time with us an awful lot easier.

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The Importance of Visiting a Care Home

Maintain a Connection

First and foremost, visiting a care home to see your loved one helps to retain a strong connection. Visits help residents feel more connected to their loved ones and give them a sense of support. Regularly seeing a loved one in a care home makes their experience far more enjoyable and comfortable. The more our home feels like their own, the better their experience. Having family visiting a care home for their loved one is just one way of achieving this. Families visiting care homes also help to stimulate the mind and provide socialisation for residents.

As we grow old, it becomes easier to get confused, especially as conditions such as dementia begin to take effect. Dementia can make it difficult for people to remember things, visiting families can help refresh memories as well as provide interesting conversation. Just by being there and interacting with someone living with dementia, you are making a big difference in their day. By visiting a care home to see your loved one, you are stimulating their mind and retaining the connection you have by interacting with them. This is a great way to ensure that your relative remains who they are and is the same person they always were.

Monitor Care

Visiting a care home allows families to keep an eye on the care their relative is receiving and make sure they’re happy with the arrangements. At Hilgay Care Home, we stay in regular communication with the families of residents. By visiting a care home, you can ensure your loved one is receiving the care they deserve.

As you come to visit the care home, you have the opportunity to monitor the care your loved one is being provided. You are able to look around the home and get a sense of the care being provided by carers. As well as talking with your relative, visits provide you with the opportunity to discuss care with the staff at the care home.

At Hilgay Care Home, we are always looking for opportunities to improve our service. Furthermore, as we embrace regular communication with our clients, we see visiting a care home as a great opportunity to discuss your loved ones’ care plans in person. This makes it far easier to communicate and ensures that everyone is on the same page. Ultimately, this is what is best for your loved one as everyone can ensure that they get the care they deserve.

Visiting a care home can also have physical benefits. When visiting a loved one, you can see their physical condition. This can help you to spot any changes which may be cause for concern. If there are any changes, you can speak to the staff about them and ensure that your loved one is getting the care they need.

Mental Benefits

Finally, visiting a care home to see a loved one has many mental health benefits. Regular visits can help prevent feelings of loneliness and isolation among residents. This is incredibly important in maintaining our residents’ mental wellbeing. Family visits provide them with something to look forward to, as well as additional stimulation.

Another way in which visiting a care home helps with residents’ mental health is by providing them with a sense of normality. Seeing familiar faces can help to ground residents and provide a sense of continuity in their lives. This is particularly important for those with dementia, who can often feel confused and disorientated. Families visiting care homes have an important role to play in providing emotional support. Your loved one will appreciate seeing your faces and spending time with you.

Visiting Hilgay Care Home

At Hilgay Care Home, we love to welcome families and relatives to our home. We understand the importance of visiting and encourage families to come and see their loved ones as often as they can. We are always happy to accommodate visits, so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to arrange a time to come and see us.

At Hilgay, we enforce several health and safety requirements to abide by when visiting a care home. This is very important as it protects the residents and staff in our home from dangerous diseases. This is particularly important as we deal with vulnerable adults. Furthermore, it ensures that our staff do not become ill and pass on illness to our residents. Moreover, this ensures that they can work regularly and do not need to take time off, allowing us to provide the highest level of care possible. Please see our website, or contact us ahead of time for more information on this.

Why Hilgay Care Home?

At Hilgay Care Home, we go the extra mile to ensure our residents are happy and content. We create a warm and friendly environment, welcoming anyone we meet. We empower our residents and value their dignity and expression. Therefore, we develop bespoke care plans, ensuring that residents and their families are content with the care being provided. This ensures that we provide the best possible care as everyone, from the resident to our staff, knows exactly what is required. Regardless of the care you or your loved one requires, we ensure that they get the care they deserve.

To learn more about our fantastic care home, contact us today at or 01444 244756 to speak to our friendly staff. We would be more than happy to welcome you to our home and take a look around. Our care team are always on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Article: Phoenix Marketing