All service users in Woodlands Care Home will have chosen their desired room within the building, based over the two floors. This room will be treated with respect as it is the service users own personal desired space. Although it is necessary for staff to enter for cleaning, care purposed and to check on general health if agreed by all parties.
The rooms will include all of the following to ensure the ongoing comfort of the service user. At any time discussion can be held with provider to change the rooms around and integrate your own furniture e.g arm chairs, double bed and bed linen etc.
All rooms come with:
- Nurse call bell
- Television socket point
- Easy chair
- Single bed, differing mattresses depending on assessed need
- Clean bed linen
- Curtains or blinds/nets
- Set of Draws
- Lockable side cabinet for valuables and service users wishing to self medicate
- En-suite (consisting of toilet and sink with hot water temperature controls to avoid burns/scalding with wall hanging mirror, nurse call bell)
- Key provided for room depending on ability (discussions with family/service user)
You are encouraged to make the room your own and personalise this however you wish, with pictures, televisions, stereo’s, draws, wardrobes, wall paper, choice of paint colours and bedding to name a few (all changes will be discussed on visiting the home when appropriate). Any other work required such as installation of telephone points, cable television services or alterations to the room would need agreement by the provider. The items placed in the room will have to be safe either affixed to wall or checked over for pat testing and safety issues.
It is the right of all service users to wander freely around the building (in their own environment and in communal areas). If service users wish their bedroom doors to be locked during the day without a key, this can be carried out be staff to protect your personal belongings. Many clients who suffer with dementia are not always able to remember which is their own room and may venture into other rooms, and unfortunately we can not monitor the rooms 24/7 and they may pick up items that are not theirs, so locking of doors would be advisable. A full induction of the home would be carried out on admission so you would be informed what happens with the laundry, who to see for medications, introduction to your designated keyworker and shown the layout of the building. All rooms have a service user guide giving full information about the home and its services, if their is a complaint who to contact, information on safeguarding and advocacy.
Any other information required please don’t hesitate to ask on enquiry.
We have designated activities throughout the day, depending on needs of the service users, ability and their choice. At present our daily activities include bingo, quizes, dominoes, board games, cards, baking, arts and crafts, skittles, book reading, library, gardening, musical bingo, giant connect four, film days, reminiscing and sing a longs. We also encourage our service users to get out and about in the local community, visiting local shops, coffee shops, church, tea dance and maintain outside interests.
We have numerous entertainers and on-going entertainment programme throughout the year and all are encouraged to participate, we also have regular fund raising events and pre arrange meeting where all opinions are listened to and taken on board. Hairdressing is also available during the week on Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment with Gary. It is not just the aim to house you in Woodlands it is to engage you into a relaxed atmosphere where gentle mental and physical stimulation and promotion of daily living tasks will help your mood and general well-being. We want to assist all our service users to make this feel like their home and they have a sense of belonging and empowerment and able to make their own choices with all aspects of their care and welfare.