ADVERTISING FEATURE: Crowland home has friendly family atmosphere
If you are looking for a care home that is part of the local community and has a friendly family atmosphere, with an excellent reputation and providing a high standard of care in pleasant surroundings, then look no further than Abbeygate Rest Home in Crowland.
The staff, some of whom have worked at the home for 30 years, are committed to ensuring all needs for residents are catered for with a personal and friendly approach, giving high quality care so that everyone can live in a “home from home” environment, in the knowledge they are safe and secure.
To showcase the care and amenities Abbeygate provides, the staff and residents are hosting an Open Day on Sunday from 10am till 4pm and all will be on hand to meet visitors for a chat, give a tour of the home and join them for light refreshments.
With views overlooking the Abbey, the rest home can be found nestled within a quiet and secluded corner in the heart of the market town centre, close to the local amenities including shops, cafes and doctors’ surgeries, all easily accessible for residents who want a trip out.
Being only nine miles from Spalding and nine miles from Peterborough, a local bus service provides residents with the option of visiting further afield and for those that prefer being “chauffer driven”, Abbeygate Rest Home has its own car available to hire for trips out.
The home has 24 rooms, made up of 17 ground floor and seven first floor rooms, giving residents the option of rooms with or without en-suite facilities, all available at competitive rates, with Local Authority or private funding residents accepted.
All rooms are easily accessible for wheelchair users and the first floor can be reached by the cabin platform lift if needed.Dining areas, lounge, conservatory and the courtyard gardens with seating areas, give residents plenty of places to find their own favourite and “comfy” spot.
The home has a care package to suit the requirements of everyone, including long and short term respite and the option of day care packages at short notice to lend an extra pair of hands when needed, provide company, or when family and carers need time out for their own commitments. The team will work with residents and their families to ensure all individual needs are catered for.
The team, run by manager Linda and her deputy Laura, pride themselves on the care they provide to everyone living in the home feel looked after and welcome.
The staff, residents and their families are proud of the ‘good’rating from the CQC.
Residents enjoy the benefits of a daily activity programme, which is arranged with the assistance of everyone, so they get the fun and laughter they all want, including bingo, quizzes, singalongs, games and movie afternoons.
A local farm regularly brings in animals for the residents to meet the new arrivals, which is always a favoured pastime and an afternoon everyone looks forward to.
For those that want to be pampered, a weekly visit from the hairdresser, regular chiropodist visits and gentle exercise classes all form part of the pampering sessions so that everyone can look and feel their best.
Well balanced and tasty meals are part of the everyday menu and the residents are consulted on what they would like to eat so chef can cater for all. Birthdays are celebrated with a special tea and a fresh baked birthday cake for everyone to enjoy.
With an open door policy, visitors are encouraged and welcomed to forge strong links within the community.For residents that wish to hold their own private gathering or want a little extra privacy with their friends and family, the private lounge with soft furnishings can be used to give comfort and space.
Nothing is too much trouble for the staff to ensure the residents receive the care and attention they need.Even in their own time, many of the staff can be seen taking part in activities for the good of the home.
On Saturday, some of the staff and their families took part in the Winter Walk in London as part of the action challenge.This saw them walk over 16 London Bridges, covering 17 miles (22km) to raise money for the Abbeygate Comfort Fund.
The residents, staff and local community are fully supportive of the efforts of Stacey, Finlay and Jack and anyone wanting to donate can contact the home direct.
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