At our home we have many years’ experience of providing high-quality, person-centred care in spacious and comfortable accommodation set within pleasant surroundings.

We completely understand that moving from your family home into residential care is a huge life change and there is a great deal to think about. Over the years we have supported countless families through the process of coming to terms with a need for residential care as well as the care and financial assessment processes and then finally moving in.

Why residential care?

There are many reasons why you might consider moving into a care home. It could be because:

  • a care needs assessment suggests that residential care is your best option
  • you live alone and are struggling, despite help from friends and family
  • you find keeping up a home – cooking, cleaning, gardening and paying the bills – all too much
  • you or your family are concerned about your safety – for example if you have regular falls or are becoming forgetful
  • you have been diagnosed with dementia and its progression means you are unable to live safely at home
  • your health needs have got to the point where you require round-the-clock medical attention
  • you are less mobile than before
  • you feel lonely or isolated and would like to live in a warm, friendly community

Meeting your needs safely

We offer round-the-clock help with personal care – washing, dressing, going to the toilet, eating and taking medication. Dedicated ongoing medical support is available from our team of expert nurses for people with more complex health needs.

You will be safe, secure and protected from harm in a comfortable and homely environment equipped with all the modern facilities that help make life easier. Specialist equipment, such as hoists, are also available, while our bathrooms are adapted to the needs of our residents.

Before you move in the home will put together a personal care plan that caters for your individual needs, and this will be delivered by a dedicated team of experts, many of whom will become friends to you and your family.

Your comfort, freedom of choice and dignity are always at the centre of every aspect of your care. The staff will carefully monitor your physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing, providing person-centred care and support so you can live your best possible life.

Giving you peace of mind

You will enjoy peace of mind knowing that you will never have to worry about being able to cope alone. If you are unwell or have a fall someone is there to look after you. You no longer have to worry about running your own home now that all your shopping, laundry, cooking and housework are taken care of.

Ready-made social life

If you do want to socialise there is always company at hand. You can chat with your new friends, participate in activities, or, on warm days, enjoy sitting in a well-tended garden – without having to lift a finger yourself, unless you wish to get involved in gardening as a hobby! Your relatives and friends can pop in as often, and for as long, as you want.

Because wellbeing is so important, our activities team offers a varied programme of twice-daily activities and trips out that are both meaningful and enjoyable. We also celebrate days of national significance as well as residents’ birthdays, anniversaries and other individual happy moments. You can enjoy pampering sessions from visiting hairdressers and manicurists.

Preserving your independence

We understand that people worry about losing their independence or dignity in a cared-for environment. At our home we are all about helping you to maintain your independence so you can live a life that is stimulating, purposeful and enjoyable with high-quality relationships. Our aim is to help every person who lives with us to enjoy as much choice as possible.

You can choose when to get up and go to bed, how you spend your day and where eat your meals. You can also decide how much you want to take part in activities or the ready-made social life of the home, and your relatives can visit whenever you wish. Even if you are in a wheelchair or cared for in bed, you can still participate in all the activities on offer.

Assessing your needs

Unless you already have a care plan you will need to have a care needs assessment to identify what type of help and support would best suit you. You may already have had one to help you manage better at home, but as and when things progress and more care is required, a needs assessment from your local council is the starting point. You will also have to undergo a financial assessment to determine who pays for care.

Before you come to live at our home we will do our own assessment to help us to understand all your needs and ensure that we can look after you safely. This is called a pre-admission assessment and is carried out by our home manager or senior member of the team, either by telephone or usually in the comfort of your own home, with yourself or someone who knows your care needs well. We use this information to create a care plan that is tailored to your individual requirements. We will develop this with you, and by talking to your family, so that we can get to know you as much as possible before you move in.