We offer accommodation for 20 residents. There are 20 bedrooms of which 19 have en-suite facilities, we have 1 shower-room on the first floor and a second on the ground floor as well as a separate bathroom (power bath).
We have 2 large lounge areas, where you may meet other residents or entertain your family and friends and where you could socialise, invite your guests for lunch, listen to your choice of music, watch television or read. You can participate in some or all of the activities organised for your interest. If you prefer to just relax and rest, that is fine too. We have a hairdressing room which our residents call their own little beauty salon.
We use MCM software by Person Centred Software to log care notes on our service users. It replaces the traditional handwritten notes allowing us to quickly, securely, and efficiently monitor the well being of our residents. We can quickly log and monitor details such food and fluid intake, weight changes, medications, sleep cycles and much more
Fresh meals are prepared daily to provide a healthy nutritiously balanced diet for our service users. Maintaining weight and taking in the correct nutrients is very important as we get older, but we also try to keep our meals varied and seasonal. The daily menus are crafted with input from our service users and if you have any requests or dietary preferences (vegetarian, diabetes etc) we modify the menu to accommodate.
Boredom and lack of activity can be detrimental to your health, at Glendale we have daily activities such as Armchair aerobics, arts and crafts, board games and puzzles, bingo, trivia, karaoke and more. As specialists in dealing with dementia we also have many activities to help stimulate memory and the senses. We like to make some of our activities seasonal so services users are encouraged to help make Christmas decorations or plant bulbs in the Spring.
Our aim is to make Glendale feel as homely as possible but we’ve also added touches to make it as safe and accessible as possible. We have support rails and wheelchair access throughout the home as well as an elevator to reach the first floor. We’ve used colour-coded dementia friendly signage and also chosen dementia friendly colours to help Service users navigate. There’s also familiar features from days past such as a vintage bus stop, post box, and rotary telephone to stimulate memories and reminisce.