The accommodation we provide;
Accommodation is spread over two floors served by stairs or stair lift to aid access. We have a total of 8 bedrooms, seven of which have en-suite toilet and wash hand basin facilities. One has a sink and then use of the communal bathroom which is directly opposite the room. All of our bedrooms have thermostatically controlled radiators for individual choice regarding heating and warmth. Two bedrooms are suitable for double occupancy, but you will never be required to share unless it is your wish, such as a husband and wife.
Bedrooms are also fully equipped with high quality furniture and furnishings. Plasma TV’s with Freeview are fitted onto bedroom walls as well as a television in the lounge area, and an alarm call system to summon staff assistance if needed is in place. However, residents are welcome to bring items of their own furniture providing it will safely fit into your bedroom. (In some circumstances, we may ask to inspect items of furniture to ensure they are safe to use.)
We encourage residents to bring lots of other items, such as pictures, photographs, bedding, a favourite teddy or soft toy, or ornaments to personalise the room and make it feel as much like home as possible. Should any help be needed in putting up pictures etc, we will be happy to provide this.
Outside, many of our residents like to sit at the front of the building and watch people and traffic as it goes up and down Douglas Road and Ken Road. We have seating at the front and rear of the building. We also have a quiet area in the garden which is known as our memorial garden which we have recently established with our residents and
The garden is a good place to sit and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with some home-made cake, weather permitting.
Menus and dietary needs
Our focus here at Aucklands is to provide good nutritious home cooking as we recognise that mealtimes are often the highlight of someone’s day. It is a chance to socialise with others in our dining room, with soft music playing in the background, although you may of course choose to eat your meal wherever you wish, including the garden on a sunny day!
We offer a four week rotating menu and invite residents to request meals they would like as well as assist to make the meals if they feel able. There is always an alternative to the main meal of the day on offer.
Breakfast is served to you in your room, or in the dining room if you prefer and we offer a wide range of options, from a full English breakfast to croissants and pastries, not forgetting cereals and toast along with tea coffee or fruit juice.
In the evenings we provide a lighter meal, again served in the dining room or wherever you choose.
Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks are available throughout the day and night and we have a snack table from which residents are encouraged to help themselves.
We cater for all dietary needs, including vegetarians and those who may require a more fortified diet.
Our staff will offer discreet assistance to eat and drink if this is needed.
We are passionate about assisting residents to continue with hobbies they may have had before moving into residential care. This includes activities such as gardening, sewing, knitting and reading. We follow the Dr Gemma Jones dementia staging model and try hard to tailor activities to each individuals particular stage in order for activities to be enjoyable and appropriate for everyone. Activities include word games, reminiscence, outings around the local area, gentle exercises, arts and crafts, poetry reading and baking. We also include activities such as folding laundry and other tasks residents would usually do in their own home.
Families and friends are welcome to join us for any activities.
We also arrange for external activity providers to visit the home and celebrate special days throughout the year, such as birthdays, Burns night, other times of national celebration and major sporting events.
We hold an annual event for residents of the home, their friends and families and staff friends and families. It is a great opportunity for different age groups to get together and have fun. Last year we held a Summer Fete and this year we are planning a garden party.
Find out more on our ‘Latest News’ page….
Religious and Cultural needs
We have a representative of the Christian Church, Father John, who visits the home weekly to provide one to one prayers and also holds a service for residents who wish to worship together. Father John also provides pastoral care and support to staff, friends and families of residents.
We encourage residents to continue to visit their own place of worship if they wish and are able to do this.