Don't know what type of care you need? Let us help.

Below are some descriptions of care terms you may have heard. Please have a read, then feel free to contact the care home manager Tony Clarke here at Amelia House Care Home in York, to chat through the specific options we have available.

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing, dressing and getting around, or for those who need a more supportive environment if they're more frail.

Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This might include those with long-term conditions, those who need rehabilitation, or those with physical disabilities.

Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home may be best, depending on each individual. Our experienced teams understand the challenges of living with dementia and are trained to look beyond the dementia diagnosis and to see the person, understand them, and help them live their lives as closely as possible to the way they always have.

"It is never an easy decision to place a much-loved and respected parent into care, but after a good deal of research and visiting several care homes we knew that Amelia House was the right choice for us. Being purpose-built the building is large, light, and airy and there is plenty of open space for residents to walk around in safety. The communal sitting rooms are comfortable and the dining rooms are furnished more like restaurant rooms. Most importantly, the staff (management, nurses and care assistants) are welcoming, friendly, and very caring; they couldn't do any more for my Dad. He is respected and looked after and treated as an individual. The staff have got to know him as a person and always call him by his name and chat to him about the things that interest him. Since coming to Amelia House my Dad's health has improved and he is much more relaxed and contented than he was at home. He can choose to watch TV or read in his own room (which is a good size and well-furnished) or keep company in the lounge. There is a quiet room for family time if we choose to use it. Family are welcome any time and the staff have got to know us too. We work with them to ensure Dad is as comfortable and content as he can be. We are very grateful to Amelia House for everything they are doing for us as a family."

Catherine Copp, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Amelia House Care Home