Life at our Homes
Life at our homes is centred around helping people to enjoy fulfilling lives in a safe and caring environment. We encourage our residents to make as many personalised choices as possible to ensure that their stay with us is a pleasurable one. From the moment a resident moves into one of our homes, we help them to settle in and relax in our comfortable surroundings and we encourage them to personalise their rooms to make them feel more like home. All of our homes are spacious, yet homely and they offer a friendly welcome. We host welcome tea parties for our new residents to help them settle in, feel comfortable and make new friends.
Our communal areas are warm, comfortable and cheery places to spend time. We encourage our residents to take an active part in life at their home if they wish and we support residents who would like to pursue their own hobbies and interests. We do everything we can to ensure our residents can continue their favourite pastimes and this forms an important part of their care plan.
We are also very proud of our events and activities programmes, which run throughout our homes. We employ Activity Coordinators within each of our homes to ensure residents have the opportunity to enjoy a varied and active social programme. These activities include coffee mornings, clothes parties, quizzes, outings, restaurant visits and Tai-Chi sessions. We always invite family members and friends to our social events and they are often popular occasions.
An extensive range of in-house entertainment is also available for our residents. This includes regular musical shows and guest art sessions. A number of our homes also have their own minibus service to take residents on regular outings and shopping trips so that they have a true variety of activities.
Many of our homes offer a full array of lifestyle services including a full library service, mobile hairdressing, a large selection of newspapers and magazines, a personal laundry service, an optician, a chiropodist and a district nurse. A local GP supervises the medical care given to our residents, although they can retain their own GP should they wish to do so.
Our lovely homes are set in landscaped gardens and we encourage residents to make the most of our outdoor space, whether they want to relax and enjoy a coffee on the terrace, or take part in a spot of gardening. Some of our homes have internet zones to enable residents to keep in touch with family and friends and specifically to support their independence.