Our residents have been enjoying the festivities at our D-Day celebrations.
We had plenty of games and decorations and a wonderful afternoon tea. As you can see, there were smiles all round.
Your care home should be a comfortable and happy place to live, it should feel like home.
You should be thinking about what you want and need from your care home.
Before finally settling on a care home make sure you have visited a few times to ensure you are happy with the feel and comfort of the home.
Make sure you have researched the home before visiting, the below steps should be considered before visiting any care home:
When you have decided to visit a care home, make sure you have your questions ready to ask, here is a list of questions that can help you choose the right home for your needs.
A good care home should provide transparent and clear pricing. When they need to be paid, is a deposit needed and what is included in the fees.
Even though every care home provider is different, some will include extras in the overall price, some will charge for additional items or services.
When you arrive for your visit, you will be shown a room, do not take this at face value.
Ask the questions:
*Do you provide bedding and how often does it get changed?
*Is there a TV in the room or a radio?
*Is there a telephone in the room?
*How much storage space is there, and can residents bring their own furniture?
*Is there a place for visitors to sit and spend time with their loved ones?
*Is there internet access?
Your loved ones diet is important for their wellbeing, so knowing how the home prepares its meals will give you piece of mind they are being looked after.
Care homes must provide activities for the residents to do. Does the home have an activities coordinator and can you meet them? Are there any going on at the moment and can you observe?
And if you are visiting and an activity is going on, can you join in?
This is such an important question and one that is often overlooked.
If the staff are running from room to room, there is a chance your loved one is not getting the attention they might need.
Ask to look at the current staff retention rate and copy of the latest CQC inspection report.
These are just a few questions to ask on your initial visit, you can find a lot more across the internet.
Now here are a few questions to ask yourself as you are walking around.
At the end it is not the bricks and mortar that matter but the atmosphere and people inside the home.
If you have any questions, please call us on one of the numbers below and we will be happy to answer them and arrange a visit to one of our homes.
Bank Close House: 01246 208833
Goole Hall: 01405 760099
Rotherwood: 01709 820025
Morton Manor: 01427 612796
Charnley House: 0161 3684664
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here at Rotherwood Care Home in Rotherham our residents had the most wonderful VE day preparations and celebrations last week.
Andrea and our lovely staff trimmed the home beautifully with all sorts of decorations, including ones made by the residents.
On the day, our staff came in fancy dress and the morning was spent watching old war movies.
Later on we had all sorts of activities and games, including a game of World War II themed skittles, which everyone enjoyed and which got quite competitive!
War-time songs were being played, which residents were singing to along to with our staff and the activities coordinator.
Our thoroughly enjoyable VE Day celebrations were finished off with a lovely buffet tea, along with red, white and blue cupcakes.
Our residents have had a great time recently with Valentines Day craft activities, pet therapy and Valentine’s Day celebrations and party.
Everyone really enjoyed the events and loved the pet therapy. We had Dave Jay entertain us on Valentine’s Day and he even got the staff up singing to the residents, which they all thoroughly enjoyed.
Sandra brought Coco in for pet therapy, which every resident took part in, even our bed bound residents. Coco brought a huge smile to everyone’s faces!
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Welcome to the Rotherwood care home latest news! We have a lot of activities going on here at Rotherwood.
Our wonderful residents have been enjoying some good wholesome fun in the last week with such activities as playing dominoes and baking some tasty treats. Here’s some photos of them in action, including Stephen and some of our lovely ladies enjoying a good old-fashioned game of dominoes.
We have lots of activities planned for February, which all our residents are looking forward to.
Here is our calendar dates:
6th February is the date Lost Cord will be coming along to Rotherwood to help us pass the time away with some singing and listening to them play their instruments.
10th February we have Dave Jay coming in from 14.30 hours to help get our Valentines day celebration under way, all the residents are looking forward to having a little dance along to Dave Jay.
We also have some valentine’s crafts planned with our residents and their families. Please come along and help us make some valentines cards and gifts, along with some soap making and canvas painting.
To find out more about what is going on here at Rotherwood Care home just look at our news section on the website or call us on 01709 820025 and ask for Sue.