Rooms, Dining & Daily Living

Our staff and care

As a smaller home, we pride ourselves on being able to treat all residents as individuals and provide you with as much care and support as you may ask for. Our care staff are extremely experienced and highly qualified. Many have also been with us for many years, which ensures a positive, happy working environment and continuity of care for our residents.

Through our approach to care, we aim to develop a genuinely unique care service that reflects your personal situation. As such, we view your involvement and that of your family as critical and actively support a collaborative approach to care planning and decision-making.

We also recognise the importance of your social well-being and upon joining us a named key-carer will be assigned to you from our care staff. They will have one-to-ones with you frequently and they are someone you can trust and with whom you can share any concerns – big or small. We also operate a chaperone service when you first join, to ensure that there is always a carer on duty who you can call upon by name, as you get to know us.

Activities

We place a high priority on providing a wide range of activities and outings to suit all interests arranged jointly by our activities coordinator and manager. We hold at least two activities each day – in the morning and the afternoon, to ensure there is always something to do. We design our activities to be interesting, fun and stimulating – while also promoting your independence and physical and mental well-being.

Regular activities include news reviews, music afternoons, quizzes, ‘pamper-days’, reminiscence sessions, armchair exercises and coffee mornings/afternoons - all ideal for keeping active, social and getting to know your fellow residents. We have a selection of puzzles, cards, magazines and board games. Delivery of newspapers and magazines can also be arranged.

We also encourage trips out and about and arrange regular group trips to local sites for coffee, to the cinema for sightseeing or shopping. For those wishing to go out in smaller groups, a carer may be able to take you out or a taxi can be arranged.

Our Day-centre runs 3 days a week (Tues, Weds, Fri), with Tuesdays and Fridays, providing activities throughout the day (between 10am – 4pm) in the Orchard Lounge. This is especially popular for residents who wish to pop-in at their convenience and for residents coming for day-care only.

An example of our activities is provided in the table below (2 weeks):

Day Activity
Saturday Resident Birthday celebration & high tea with clotted cream, scones, cakes and sandwiches & crosswords
Sunday Walks in the Avenue (morning)
Quizzes in the Edwardian Lounge (afternoon)
Monday Yoga in the Orchard Lounge (morning)
Staff-resident discussion and reminiscence or quiz (afternoon)
Tuesday Day centre activities (Armchair exercises, bingo, stories, brain-storming, knitting) (10am – 4pm)
Wednesday Day centre activities (word games, sing-a-long) (morning)
Tuc-Shop (afternoon)
Hair-dresser (afternoon)
High-tea and staff-resident discussion in the Edwardian (afternoon)
Thursday Outing to local café for coffee & walks in the Avenues (morning)
Local news from the Journal with high-tea (afternoon)
Friday Day centre activities (Tai-Chi, quizzes, board games) (10am – 4pm)
Saturday Pamper sessions - Hand and foot massages, foot spa & / or Walks in the Avenues(morning)
Afternoon high-tea with raffle and cake stall (afternoon)
Sunday Pamper sessions - Hand and foot massages, foot spa (morning)
Singing (incl. hymns) & crosswords in the Edwardian Lounge (afternoon)
Monday Coffee morning in the Orchard lounge, hosted by residents with staff member in attendance (morning)
Reminiscence and high-tea (afternoon)
Tuesday Day centre activities (Armchair exercises, bingo, stories, Donkey sanctuary visit) (10am – 4pm)
Wednesday Day centre activities (short-stories or poetry, cooking, sing-a-long) (morning)
Tuc-Shop (afternoon)
Hair-dresser (afternoon)
High-tea and staff-resident discussion in the Edwardian (afternoon)
Thursday Outing to local café for coffee (morning)
Chiropodist visit (all-day)
Music sing-a-long incl. outside entertainer (afternoon)
Friday Day centre activities (Tai-Chi, quizzes, scrabble / other board games, arts & crafts) (10am – 4pm)

RESIDENT BEDROOMS

We have 22 bedrooms, the vast majority being single, en-suite.

Each room is lovingly decorated in cool, calming tones and you are encouraged to bring in certain personal effects when you move in to make the room your own.

Available in-room facilities include:
  • TV with Freeview
  • WiFi
  • Full furnishing – including bed, wardrobe, high-backed chair, lockable chest of drawers
  • Telephone or access to the main-line cordless phones to take calls where you wish
  • Emergency call system

DINING - FOR YOU AND YOUR GUESTS

Daily menus with multiple choices are provided to offer you variety in your food. Fresh quality ingredients are delivered on a regular basis and sourced primarily from local providers to provide you with home-cooked and appetising meals prepared by our in-house chef. We can also cater for specific dietary needs such as diabetics, vegetarians and celiacs. Your friends and family are also more than welcome to join you to dine at the home for a small fee. For an example menu, please see our brochure which can be downloaded from our website or requested in hard-copy.