All our Homes enjoy bedrooms which are fully furnished with fitted wardrobes, bed and bedspread, chair and table. All rooms are equipped with telephone and TV points and all bedrooms and the en-suite bathrooms contain a call bell. The provision of en-suite facilities in individual homes can be seen in each Home’s particulars.
Service Users are encouraged to furnish the rooms with personal possessions such as pictures, photographs and any items of treasured furniture which will fit into the space, so that the Service User is surrounded by loved objects and memories.
Our belief is that these are not OUR Homes, but the Home of each individual who occupies a room and our presence in their Homes is to provide care and assistance which they are unable or unwilling to provide for themselves.
In all Homes, each unit is served by its own dining room and lounge so that Service Users can enjoy a cosier space with fewer people and avoid a sense of “institutionalisation”. The lounges are well equipped with chairs, tables and televisions and apart from general access to residents, are also used for the activity programmes.
The dining rooms each have an adjoining kitchenette.
Food is prepared in the main kitchen of each Home and taken in heated trolleys to the kitchenettes so that the carers can serve the residents in the unit. This ensures that the preferences and needs of the Service User are known to the Carers. Service Users also have the choice of dining in their own rooms.
Menus are created on a 4 week cycle and are amended every six months to reflect seasonal variations and are approved by a licensed Nutritionist and are clearly displayed in all dining rooms. Picture menus are used where appropriate.
This may either be a light breakfast with choices of cereal, toast, yoghurts, fruit or a cooked breakfast, where preferred.
Which is the main meal) has a choice of two items, plus dessert.
Consists of Soup, plus a choice of two items, plus dessert.
Where a Service User does not want any of the choices a light alternative, such as salad or omelette is always available. Vegetarian and Diabetic choices are always available and food for Nursing Home residents is specially prepared to meet the needs of the Service User and one-on-one assistance with meals is provided, where appropriate, to ensure that sufficient nutrition is received.
In between mealtimes, beverages and snacks are provided in the morning, afternoon and evenings or when required.