We offer a comfortable, warm and caring environment to those who require a little extra help and support because they can no longer manage at home independently. We are not a nursing home and so cannot meet people’s nursing needs nor are we specialised in terms of dementia care.
We are a charitable trust so all of our funds are ultimately spent on the residents. There are 26 rooms most of which are en suite. The residents’ bedrooms are their space, it is entirely up to the individual how they wish to decorate or furnish the room. Staff may only enter bedrooms with permission from the resident. All rooms have television aerial points and many residents have their own telephones and WiFi is available throughout the building.
We have three lounges one of which has a small dining area where people can entertain their guests in private if they wish. Our large dining room is next to the kitchen and is usually where we have all our parties and entertainment. The two larger lounges are used constantly by the residents and visitors and are always a hive of activity. Outside we have some magnificent gardens which give our residents a great deal of pleasure. We have very recently installed a ‘pavilion’ which offers a new and sheltered area to sit in the gardens and enjoy the view.
There is a vertical lift to access the first floor of the old part of the house and a stair lift to take people to three bedrooms in the more modern extension.
The garden is large and we have many areas where people can sit and relax. We have a small allotment and we enjoy the produce from this area throughout the summer months. This is accessible and residents can tend the raised vegetable and salad beds if they wish.
Otherwise there is a seating area here where they can check on our full time gardener Martyn!
Our Head Cook leads a team of kitchen assistants and an Assistant Cook. All of the team come with a wealth of experience and are trained in Food Hygiene and Health and Safety. We serve a cooked breakfast every day and there are at least two choices of main course at lunch time. Our meat and vegetables are sourced locally, baking is done daily and we aim to cater for all tastes and needs. Our food is cooked and prepared fresh each day, and the menus are varied and interesting. Meal times are generally the same each day but people may choose when and where they want to eat. Breakfast 8.00am – 10.30am. Lunch 12.45pm. Tea 5.00pm. Drinks and snacks are served throughout the day although people may have drinks and snacks when they want. It is not uncommon for our night staff to prepare some cheese on toast for a resident.
Many of our residents are from the local area and remain with their GP at Radcliffe Health Centre. Residents moving from other areas can be registered with the local Health Centre or, if their own GP agrees, remain with them. We receive an excellent service from the GP’s and the District Nurses.
The home has a hairdressing room and our hairdresser is with us every Thursday. Some residents still go in to the village to have their hair done.