Somerford is registered for 30 residents and has 28 bedrooms, the 24 of which have en-suite facilities.
The new rooms on the upper floor all have wet rooms.
The home has a bathroom located on the ground floor which incorporates hydraulic lift, and also has a large wet room/shower on the first floor.
There are 3 lounge spaces and a spacious dining room/conservatory that looks out onto the garden.
The home uses a Medi-Care call system to ensure the safety and well-being of residents, this is a new introduction and enables us to monitor and record our performance.
We have just installed a new 5-person passenger lift.
The home is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and employs a staff of approximately 35.
All care staff receive ongoing training on a wide range of relevant subjects, which is provided with both in-house and via external agencies.
Staff are also encouraged to study for recognised accredited care and QCF Qualifications in Health and Social Care Social Care.
What We Offer
- Hairdressing. A hairdresser visits every Thursday and Friday. Trims, sets and perms are all available at a reasonable cost.
- Laundry. A full laundry service is included. All items of clothing are personal and should be clearly marked with residents’ names. Clothing should be capable of being machine washed and tumble dried.
- Newspapers. Daily newspapers can be delivered.
- Televisions. There is a TV and DVD player in the main lounge’s. There are also aerial points in all of the rooms although residents will need to supply their own TV.
- WiFi. There is free WiFi throughout the building with some rooms having CAT5 to hardwire into TV’s.
- Chiropody. A chiropodist visits the home on a regular basis and can be paid in person or via the managers.
Prospective residents are encouraged to move into the home on a trial basis before deciding to stay on a permanent basis.
The Manager will visit at home or hospital in order to meet with prospective residents and their families or carers and discuss their needs.
A detailed care plan will be drawn up in consultation with the resident, and/or a family member.
This will also include a risk assessment with attention to nutrition and the prevention of falls, in addition to the general safety of residents whilst maintaining the quality of life choices.
At all times the privacy and dignity of residents will be respected, and this is incorporated into the home’s aims and objectives.