Our aim is to create a 'home from home' where each resident not only benefits from the extra personal care they require, but has the opportunity to participate in the varied events and activities available.
Although each room is fully furnished, residents are encouraged to bring small pieces of furniture, a television, pictures and personal effects to make their room feel homely. Bed linen and towels are supplied which, together with personal clothing, are laundered on the premises at no charge. Dry cleaning can be arranged at cost.
Residents have the use of a large lounge with television and garden room/conservatory, where they can relax, read, watch television and socialise. The south-facing patio overlooking the countryside is popular in the warmer weather.
All main meals are provided, together with tea and coffee at regular intervals during the day. Wherever possible we source our fresh food locally and a highlight of the week is a roast lunch served every Sunday. Meals are served in a very pleasant restaurant style dining room, but if preferred our residents can choose to have their meals in their rooms.
We take residents' food preferences and dietary requirements very seriously and consult regularly about new suggestions for menus. Our two cooks know the importance of preparing good nourishing food and love trying out new recipes and ideas.
In consultation with our residents themselves, a variety of entertainments and activities are available. With our Activity Co-ordinator and with the involvement of our Friends of Campbell Snowdon volunteers as well as professional entertainers, we are able to meet most of the activity needs and requests of our residents.
In house we organise arts and crafts groups, chair yoga, film nights, music groups, poetry group, spa days and quizzes. A church service is held fortnightly in the House. For days out, we organise shopping and garden centre outings and theatre and cinema visits amongst other trips to places of interest. During the warmer months we have organised sailing on the Waverley, weekends away, helping in the garden and attending local events and galas.
Treating our residents with dignity and respect is at the heart of our ethos; helping each individual with the daily functions they can no longer complete for themselves while encouraging them to retain as much independence and autonomy as possible.
As a care home we are not registered to provide nursing care. Local GPs visit the House on a regular basis but new residents from within the area will often prefer to retain the services of their own GP if possible. We work alongside local district nursing teams, palliative care teams, and dieticians etc. to ensure that all medical care needs are met. Chiropody, dental and optical services can be provided on or off site.
Maintaining links with family and friends is crucial to all residents, particularly when they first come to live here. We therefore place no restrictions on visiting times. Mobile phone reception is generally good within the building, and residents can have a landline installed in their rooms at their own expense. A Skype facility is available for the benefit of residents whose family and friends live abroad.