At KYN we personally select our nursing teams to provide dedicated care for those who need more support than our Residential Care programme can provide, such as rehabilitative care or help with physical disabilities or long-term illness. Taking the time to identify and respond to every individual’s specific needs and abilities enables us to create bespoke care plans that ensure the highest standards of clinical excellence, safety, and wellbeing are delivered day and night. We prioritise our residents’ independence as much as possible so that everyone can enjoy a fulfilling way of life.
Our team’s personal and professional experiences have led us to build KYN as the home in which our own families, cherished friends – and we ourselves – would wish to reside.
Nursing Care FAQs
What’s the difference between a nursing home and a care home?
Nursing homes and care homes both provide round-the-clock care and support for people who may struggle to live independently. However, nursing homes employ registered nurses who remain on-site 24 hours a day. By contrast, residential care homes employ carers who are trained to provide help with personal care tasks. Residential care homes are not permitted to provide any nursing care.
Nursing homes are therefore able to provide a higher level of care and support for people with more complex medical needs. Dual-registered care homes, such as KYN, accept residents who require basic support with day-to-day living as well as those who require nursing care.
What’s the difference between nursing care and dementia care?
Nursing care, delivered or supervised by qualified nurses, is a type of support for people who need help with ongoing medical needs. This may include disabilities or chronic health conditions requiring advanced treatments or regular clinical input.
Dementia care is specialised care designed for people living with dementia, who may have more complex cognitive support needs. It focuses on supporting emotional and physical wellbeing, helping the person to maintain their identity, dignity and independence. Dementia care is personalised to each individual and may involve targeted support such as occupational or creative therapies. Some people may have both dementia and nursing related care needs, which may only be met by a nursing home.
What does nursing care include?
Nursing care is a broad term referring to medical care and support performed or overseen by a registered nurse. The type of nursing care a person receives should be tailored to their own unique health needs. For example, it may involve things like intravenous therapy, wound dressing, orthopaedic care, tube feeding, stoma care or physical therapy.
As well as administering treatments, nursing care usually involves assessing a person’s care and clinical needs, devising and monitoring an individual’s care plan, managing symptoms and making medication changes. Alongside trained carers, nurses may also assist with personal care needs such as bathing and dressing.
Who needs nursing care?
Though it is often associated with older adults, a person of any age may need nursing care. It is suitable for anyone who has a complex medical need requiring more support than a personal carer can provide. For example, they may have a sensory impairment, physical or learning disability, or a progressive condition such as cancer or dementia.
Nursing care may also be appropriate for those who require long-term support and rehabilitation following an accident, illness or stroke. A needs assessment will help to determine whether a person requires nursing care.
How do KYN provide personalised nursing care?
At KYN, we aim to provide the highest standards of personalised nursing care in beautiful, relaxing environments. Our on-site nurses get to know each resident on a personal level in order to understand their specific needs, challenges, abilities, wishes and preferred lifestyles. Working with their loved ones and carers, they then create a fully bespoke care plan, taking a holistic approach to physical and mental wellbeing.
We strive to enrich the life of every KYN resident, focusing on the cornerstones of good health: preventative intervention, nutrition, appropriate physical activity, mental stimulation and an active social life.
How do KYN help your loved one transition into a nursing home?
Whether they require residential or nursing care, we aim to create a positive, uplifting environment for each of our residents. We will do our utmost to ensure that your loved one’s transition to life at KYN is as smooth as possible.
From the moment they arrive, we will strive to honour their individual choices, lifestyle and independence. Each resident enjoys complete autonomy over their daily routine, when and where they dine, and which leisure pursuits they participate in. Friends and family are welcome to visit as often as they would like, to take part in activities and enjoy meals together.
What is the ratio of nurses to residents at KYN?
At KYN, we are proud to provide highly personalised nursing care tailored to each individual’s personal circumstances. Due to this, there is no set ratio of nurses to residents.
Like-minded residents live together in small households, overseen by a dedicated nurse, head carer and support staff. The number of individuals in each household may vary depending on their unique needs and the level of care they require. This innovative system creates a cosy, familiar environment which fosters meaningful relationships between residents, carers and nurses. Each household’s dedicated team take care of them like family, and are always on hand to offer support.