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 Cheryl King here at Mahon Hall Care Home in Portadown, 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.

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.

Intermediate care

Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative to a hospital stay. It can help you avoid going into hospital in the first place or provide somewhere to get better when you're not quite ready to go home.

Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Mahon Hall Care Home whether they need residential, nursing or dementia care - for shorter periods of time: days or weeks rather than months. Respite care is also suitable for those recovering from illness or a hospital stay.

"The experience that we have had at this care home is difficult to put into words. It has been wonderful from the beginning without exception. The care and dedication that my brother receives is second to none and we are fully informed about any health issues he has and how they will proceed. The door is always open, there is always a friendly face who knows me by name who can put my mind at ease or answer a question. I can honestly say, I have never experienced care like it."

Trevor Parnham, Brother of Resident/Service User at Mahon Hall Care Home