The decision to come into nursing or residential care

  • For all of us there may come a time when we are unable to look after our loved ones in their own homes and residential or nursing care may become an option that we have to consider.

    We know that this is a very difficult decision and can be very stressful for families. We want to help.

    Since opening in 1987, the home has acquired an unrivalled reputation for the excellence of its nursing care and the warmth and homeliness of the atmosphere.

    Residents have come to live in this home for a variety of reasons, some of which are incapacity due to illness, fragility, loneliness or recuperation after being in hospital. We want families to feel full confidence that their relatives will be treated as if they were our own family and that you’re placing them in good hands.

    The purpose of the Hamilton Home is to provide an environment in which the needs of each resident are positively met and where the pattern of life, previously enjoyed by residents in their own homes is preserved as far as possible.

    We will ensure at all times that residents’ rights to privacy, dignity, independence, choice, freedom and personal fulfilment are always respected.

    It is our belief that people who live in residential care should do so with dignity and that they should have the respect of those who support them. The quality of life in our home is enhanced by the inclusion of a wide range of normal activities, particularly those with which residents have been familiar in the past. Musical entertainment, religious services, activity therapy, shopping trips and outings are all provided on a regular basis. Both Patrick Hamilton and William Hamilton are accomplished musicians and play for residents regularly.

    We also organise the following services:

    • Aromatherapy
    • Physiotherapy
    • Chiropody
    • Hairdressing
    • Mobile Library
    • Daily papers
    • Optician
    • Dentist