We aim to provide a high level of accommodation and personal care to the elderly, including those requiring increased care and attention due to frailty, mobility problems, dementia and mental infirmity. We recognise that every Service User is an individual with their own hopes, fears and needs.
We encourage people to support themselves as far as they can, but are always ready to lend a hand where it is needed. The personal care that we can provide includes washing and bathing, help with dressing and assistance with continence, toileting and mobility.
Valley Lodge accepts male and female residents aged 60 and above. Although many of our residents have dementia, we are also able to provide care for those who simply need assistance with day to day activities. We do not admit people with extreme behaviours, although we are normally able to manage the symptoms of dementia as the illness progresses.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO BE PROVIDED FOR ME?
We aim to provide:
- Support and care in accordance with your assessed needs and care plan
- Medication management and administration (although you are welcome to look after your own medicines, subject to assessment)
- A carpeted bedroom, with essential furniture and bed linen
- Private washing and toilet facilities
- Cleaning and maintenance of private and communal areas
- A variety of main meals, snacks and drinks in accordance with our menu
- A machine-wash laundry service
- Recreational activities
We are not a nursing home, but our residents can access the same NHS services as they would have been able to in their own homes. This includes visits from GPs and District Nurses as required.
All residents have personalised care plans, tailored to their own wishes and needs and reviewed at least monthly. Wherever possible, the individual themselves contributes to the drawing up and review of the care plan. Most people also have input from their family.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE MYSELF?
Our service does not include the cost of the following:
- Personal or luxury items, e.g. toiletries, newspapers, alcohol
- Hairdressing and chiropody
- Optical and dental services
- Private telephone (you may have a private telephone line installed in your bedroom or make reasonable use of the home’s phone)
- Incontinence aids (if you require more than the NHS will provide)
- Medical requisites (for example, blood glucose testing machines for diabetics)
- Non-prescribed medication
- Mobility aids
- Repairs required because of damage caused by you or your visitors
3 & 5 Valley Road,
023 8025 4034