Some words from Thorp House residents:
“I enjoy a two-course breakfast in the morning and I have my papers delivered so I can keep up with what is going on in my home town. After a delicious home cooked lunch, we usually have something like a quiz or a ball game in the afternoon. However, I often have visitors and we sit in the conservatory and have a natter. Sometimes I just sit in my room and watch my favourite TV programme (and I often nod off!)”
“I like being able to get a cup of tea or coffee whenever I want, even in the middle of the night, and there is always someone around to listen to me if I have a problem.”
Residents can rise whenever they like at Thorp House and have a choice of a hot or cold breakfast. They can even have breakfast in bed if they like, but most enjoy the communal, friendly dining room. The staff eat with the residents and they don’t wear uniforms, which adds to the relaxed, homely feel of mealtimes.
An optional programme of activities follows breakfast and individuals have a wide choice of how they spend their day. They can spend time with family, relax in one of the spacious communal areas or their own room, watch TV, read in the garden, which is always accessible, play games, enjoy regular visiting entertainment or chat with other residents – the possibilities are endless for an enjoyable day.
The committed, caring staff are always on hand to be with residents if needed, at any time throughout the day.
Mealtimes are flexible and can be enjoyed with family members at any time. All food is cooked on the premises and the meals are healthy and very tasty. At Thorp House the mealtimes are a social event, and staff are skilled at getting even the quietest residents to be involved in activities and conversations.
Hot drinks, tea, coffee and snacks are available throughout the day.
Sometimes group trips are organised to places of interest and/or for lunch. Locally based entertainers and musicians often come by the home for an hour or two. Some of the residents love helping out around the home, which is welcomed and benefits all parties.
After supper, residents can opt to go to bed early, or stay up until later relaxing in one of the communal areas or in their room. There are hot and cold drinks, alcohol is available if required and there is definitely NO set bedtime.
As in all Kingsley Healthcare homes, our care is focused around each person’s individual needs and wishes and we value and respect how each chooses to spend the day. As such, no two days are the same and there are opportunities to do as much or as little as the residents wish. We actively encourage people to take part in daily and occasional activities that help to make life fun and interesting.