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Homesdale is a 18-bed residential care home rooted in faith, offering residential care for the elderly. We can provide respite care and day care to those who need it and we are able to offer care at the end of life.
Homesdale has a fully trained, committed and caring staff team, headed by an experienced Care Manager. All residents have a personalised care plan and a key worker.
All rooms have an ensuite toilet and basin. All rooms are fully furnished, and have an aerial and telephone point, satellite TV is available and there is WiFi access throughout the home. We believe it is important that residents enjoy a feeling of homeliness, so each resident is encouraged to personalise their room with their own belongings.
The spacious lounge, with tea and coffee making facilities provides a friendly place for residents to meet and enjoy time with their visitors. There are comfortable armchairs for relaxing and watching television and an area with tables and chairs for activities. There is level access through large patio doors to an outdoor terrace which has seating overlooking the pleasant garden. There are paths through the garden where residents can take a daily walk.
A full range of facilities are available including an assisted bathroom and walk-in shower room, lift to all floors and a hairdressing salon. Home cooked meals can be enjoyed in the dining room and there are always freshly made cakes for both residents and visitors to enjoy.
There are regular visits from hairdressers, opticians, GPs, district nurses, occupational therapists and chiropodists. A range of activities and social events are planned throughout the year and there is a minibus with tail-lift for organised outings. As a Christian organisation, regular services are held for those who wish to attend.
Above all, Homesdale is your home - you have freedom to spend your time however you wish.
How do I apply?
Is there an assessment before I can move to Homesdale?
The Care Manager will undertake a full assessment of your care needs, this is for us to assess what your needs are and to ensure we can meet them. The assessment usually takes place at Homesdale with you spending a day with us. This also enables you to spend some time here getting to know us and seeing the facilities first-hand. However, sometimes this is not possible and the Care Manager may come to your home or other care setting.
There will be a trial period, usually lasting six weeks, where we can ensure that your needs are met and that you are happy to stay with us.
How much will my care cost?
When you make an enquiry about Homesdale the Care Manager can discuss costs with you. The Care Manager can also advise on funding that may be available to you and how to access it.
Do the care fees increase?
As with other providers, our fees are reviewed annually and adjusted as necessary in order that we can continue to meet the costs of delivering the care required.
What is a care plan and how often is it reviewed?
A Care Plan covers everything relating to your personal care, including your social interests, hobbies, spiritual and cultural needs. Your Care Plan will be regularly reviewed with you by staff, and family members if you wish, to monitor the need for changes and to ensure that your needs are being met.
What are the visiting hours?
You can enjoy the company of visitors at anytime during the day. If a visitor needs to come in the evening or at night you will need to arrange this with staff in advance.
Can visitors stay overnight?
We have two twin-bedded ensuite guest bedrooms that are available in the adjacent Sheltered Housing complex for a small fee. Please ensure you speak to staff to book the rooms as soon as you know you need them.
Are the meals freshly prepared and is there a choice?
There is a Cook on duty every day who will freshly prepare your meals daily. Residents' dietary needs are fully catered for and the Care Manager frequently discusses the menus with the residents. Please ask for a sample menu when you enquire or come to visit us.
What activities are available?
We have an Activities Co-ordinator staff member who facilitates a wide ranging activities programme. This includes gardening, arts and crafts, baking, exercises, quizzes, bingo, film afternoons, entertainment, day trips and outings and Church services. The Activities Co-ordinator always welcomes new ideas!
Do I need to arrange insurance?
There is a locking cabinet in every bedroom for your use, but if you have items of value that will be with you at Homesdale then you need to arrange insurance. Homesdale does not have insurance for residents personal possessions.
Is there a telephone line in the bedroom and is WiFi available?
There is a telephone socket in every bedroom. A private telephone is not included in the fees so this needs to be arranged separately with a provider and any connection charges, line rental and call charges paid by the resident.
There is WiFi available throughout Homesdale for both resident and visitor use.
What training/qualifications do staff have?
All staff have the relevant training or qualification for their category of work. All care staff, including the Care Manager, are NVQ qualified, or in the case of some new staff working towards their NVQ. All staff undertake mandatory training annually related to health and safety and care.
Do you have to be a Christian to live at Homesdale?
Homesdale welcomes anyone whatever their faith or background.
There are services and Christian celebrations that do take place within Homesdale, however there is no obligation to attend or participate in these.
Homesdale, as a Home founded in faith, has an vision and ethos that enables it to be a community that accepts, supports and cares for all residents and staff.
Do you offer short-term or respite stays?
Homesdale does offer short term stays, this can give families a break or help you recuperate after an illness or hospital stay. Contact the Care Manager who will discuss your needs and costs involved.
Is day care available?
Homesdale can also offer day care, this is where you spend the day with us but return to your own home at night. Contact the Care Manager who will discuss your needs and costs involved.