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 Una Brady here at Castle Lodge Care Home in Antrim, 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.

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.

Many of our homes can provide residential and nursing care for people living with dementia, and in our PEARL-accredited homes, we can provide even more specialist dementia care and support.

The PEARL programme - positively enriching and enhancing residents' lives - looks beyond the dementia diagnosis, to see the person, understand them, and help them live their lives as closely as possible to the way they always have. All staff at the home, from the care assistants to the chef to the Home Manager, go through months of training. Studies have found PEARL can improve the wellbeing of those living with dementia, including a dramatic reduction in the need for medication.

We also provide a range of therapies and activities, and homes and gardens are designed with the impact of light, colour, contrast, texture, aroma and sound in mind, to create the best possible environment for those living with dementia.

"I feel at home when I visit my mother and feel confident that she is being well looked after, I wouldn't want her to be anywhere else."

Relative of resident