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 Kulvinder Kaur here at Summerdale Court Care Home in Newham, to chat through the specific options we have available.

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 Summerdale Court 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.

End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time. Our caring and compassionate teams can give residents and their families all the time, space and help they need during this difficult period.

Specialist care

Summerdale Court Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different needs, including:

  • Mental health concerns

"My mum has been at Summerdale Court for 16 months, the staff are very friendly, and understanding of mum's medical, physical and personal needs, the home is extremely clean and welcoming, I highly recommend Summerdale Court."

Lisa Fitzsimmons, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Summerdale Court Care Home