Food & Menus
A varied menu creatively based on fresh quality produce is supplemented by fruit each day. Dietary preferences are also catered for. The range of meals includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and supper. Tea, coffee and other drinks and light refreshments are served throughout the day and also on request. Meals can be taken in the dining room or in the client’s own room as required.
The cook will accommodate special requests or treats, and prepares a birthday cake for clients’ birthday or other celebrations. Alternatives to menu items are discussed with the client who might not fancy the menu on offer and new suggestions are always welcomed at the resident meetings.
The home also has Day Care facilities in which clients from the community come to the Day Care facility to enjoy out organized activities and get together with our permanent residents exchanging views and news from the community.
We provide many functions and visits to local venues to vary the activities for the enjoyment of the day care and permanent residents. There are always good meals served to all and bathing facilities with professional handling and equipment. It is also a good way for the day care clients to get to know the home for respite visits so they feel comfortable and secure, knowing the staff and the home.
The Home offers Social Day Care five days a week, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, for outside visitors to spend the day with us, joins in with activities, relax and socialize with like minded people, Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake throughout the day and enjoy a home cooked lunch. We also provide bathing facilities with help from our care team if required. Costs on request
We proved respite sometimes even at short notice especially when we know the residents needs from the Day Care visits. It is simple to arrange and comforting to know that the staff is always friendly and accommodating.
The gardens are used extensively, especially in the summer where they are used for functions and for our residents to enjoy any time the weather permits. The garden area’s that the residents use are secured to let them enjoy the patio gardens and grassed area’s on their own with care staff on hand.
The residents also have the use of raised planting beds where the staff help and supervise the residents to plant their own flowers and vegetables.
There are also walks in the grounds which the staff have the ability to take residents for short walks by the woodland and lawns.
Medical and nursing care is provided by the local primary care team. Clients from out of area are assisted to register with a local GP on admission. Community Nursing Staff regularly visit the home to provide nursing advice and deliver nursing care. There are regular visits by a chiropodist, dentist and an optician.
Each room has the ability to have either national TV or one of the satellite options. We will assist in providing the resident with either the residents or families choice of TV.
We are also trialing note pads for reading and to show photo’s helping the resident to reminisce. We hope that the more stimulation is provided the more content the resident will be.
Hair Dresser Visits
We have regular visits to the home (each Wednesday) from our experienced hair dresser for our residence to keep looking and feeling good. The experience is “very therapeutic” was one residents comment, we have upgraded our activities room to make it more akin to a hair dressing salon. Costs on request.
Activities, Trips and Visits
There is a creative activities co-ordinator employed by the home, who will tailor activities to suit both the individual and groups of clients, relevant to personal profiles. Individual and group activities are pursued, and clients are encouraged to continue with hobbies, as well as gain new interests. This is an important part of sustaining and promoting self-esteem, self-worth, identity and a sense of oneself.
The range of activities at the home includes
• Sony Wii,
• Bingo, Quizzes,
• Arts & Crafts,
• Outings and Reminiscence activities.
The co-ordinator also regularly books musical entertainers who sing and play musical instruments. Clothing parties also take place to enable those individuals who cannot get out to the shops to choose their own clothing and footwear. Information regarding the week’s proposed activities is displayed on the notice boards around the home.
Family events and activities also take place and these include, Barbeques, Fetes, Buffets, Fireworks, Live Entertainment.
There is also an in-house shop which offers a range of items available to purchase such as confectionery, toiletries, stamps and sundries.
The residents also have the use of the library service with regularly new books available.
Newspapers and magazines are also available at cover price on request.
Spiritual, Religious and Cultural Support
Service Users are encouraged to follow their own religion and have the right to refuse to participate in any activity. Denominational visits are arranged on request, and there is a regular visitor from the local Catholic Church and Methodist Minister.