Residents can get up in the morning at whatever time they wish. There is a choice between a cooked or a cold breakfast. They can even take breakfast in bed if they like, but most enjoy using the communal, friendly dining rooms.
Breakfast is followed by an optional programme of activities that include regular visits from the hairdresser, chiropodist and therapists; movement and music; singalongs, flower arranging, knitting, skittles, jigsaw puzzles, books and many other activities. There are organised and impromptu trips throughout the year including eating out, summer BBQs, themed events, as well as all the usual annual celebrations such as birthdays, Christmas and Easter.
Alternatively residents can spend time with their family, relax in the lounge or conservatory or their room, watch TV, read a newspaper by the koi pond, play games, have one-to-one time with staff or chat with other residents – the choice is theirs.
The committed, caring staff are on hand at all times, actively encouraging individuals to take part in the daily and extra activities that help to keep life fun and interesting. However, we never put people under pressure to join in. Staff members are encouraged to interact with the residents, while residents are encouraged to follow their own interests and make their own decisions. They may want to listen to their favourite music, have some ‘me time’ or share their experiences with others. We want them to relax and feel at home, without having to conform to set routines.
Hot and cold drinks and snacks are served throughout the day.
For lunch there is a choice of mains and desserts. Mealtimes are always sociable events, and our staff are great at getting even the quietest residents to be involved in activities and conversations but people do have the choice to eat in areas that are more private, with their visitors if they like.
Suppertime is a choice of hot or cold food, with at least two choices of main and dessert.
After supper, residents can opt to go to bed or to stay up until later relaxing in one of the communal areas or in their rooms. There are hot and cold drinks and alcohol is available. There is NO set bedtime; this is the home of the residents and they decide when they want to retire for the night.