Residents can rise whenever they like at the home and have a choice between hot and cold breakfasts, or even both on occasion. They are welcome to have breakfast in bed, but many enjoy the active, friendly communal areas. Staff eat with the residents and don’t wear uniforms or badges, which adds to the family feel of mealtimes.
Family and friends are welcomed to the home at all times of the day and residents are encouraged to maintain the social contacts they had prior to living here.
The enthusiastic, caring staff are always on hand to be with residents throughout the day, and are compassionate about helping individuals to do what they enjoy. They are encouraged to be spontaneous with the residents, whilst residents are encouraged to follow their own interests and make their own decisions.
Activities are set throughout the day, whether they be one-to-one or group events. These can be trips out, physical, emotional or mental therapy, leisure such as music or craft, or visiting entertainment.
Hot drinks, tea, coffee and snacks are served throughout the day.
For lunch and supper there is a choice of mains and desserts, and we invite the able residents to help set the tables, which involves them well. Many residents enjoy helping out around the home with other chores, and have a lot of input about all the choices made within the home, such as potential staff, conversions, additions and decoration. Residents are able to enjoy a glass of wine or sherry with their meals.
After supper, some residents opt to go to bed early or retire to their rooms, while others stay up until later, relaxing in their choice of communal area. There are hot and cold drinks, alcohol available to those that want it, and NO set bed time, as this is our residents’ home.