So what makes a really good care home and one which is so good, you’re prepared to move a loved one in ?
I suppose more importantly, who decides whether the care home for the elderly is right or not, the resident themselves or the relative (s) who make the arrangements ?
For many of the best Care homes in the Birmingham area, this must be a difficult question as they will be trying to cater for both parties. The impressive facade, comprehensive features expensive fixtures and fittings will undoubtedly impress the decision makers (especially if they are responsible for paying the bill) but ultimately, the most important factor here is the resident themselves.
We at Dunley Hall recognise that all our Residents have completely different needs and are thereby impressed by different factors; ironically, none of the things which may be important to the relative(s) who make the initial arrangements.
It’s the way we make our residents feel that we at Dunley Hall focus upon. Do they feel secure, are they comfortable, do they feel right at home and are we listening and acting upon their needs?
Of course, we do have impressive facilities which our residents like and enjoy on a regular basis such as great individually prepared foods, comfortable and individually tailored rooms, lovely gardens and games rooms etc.
More importantly, we also encourage our residents to fill their days with activities which they do or hope they will enjoy such as ; quiz afternoons, gardening, knitting, flower arranging, sing along sessions, baking, exercise sessions, darts, cards, skittles as we feel it important to fill their days with enjoyable events which can be looked forward to.
…and for all our residents who enjoy the world wide web, they have internet access whenever they wish…