EXPERT RESIDENTIAL CARE IN THE NEW FOREST AREA
From making tea and coffee just the way you like it, to finding out if you’re a night owl or a morning lark. Whether you like catching up on soap operas or playing card games with friends. We love to get to know and support our residents so we can make them feel special and valued – and help them live their life to the full.
Our holistic approach to residential care is made even stronger by our top-notch and continual staff-training programme.
Our team has one mission…To make you safe, promote your independence and make you happy!
DAY-TO-DAY LIFE IN OUR HOME
A common fear for those moving into residential care is losing a familiar routine. We understand how unsettling this can be and will encourage you to re-establish your routine with us, in your own time.
As a member of our community – you will be welcome to participate in the life of the home. A morning walk in our garden to feed the birds, or the fish in our courtyard pond – or even a little light weeding are all individual choices. As are activities such as laying the dining table, arranging and tending flowers, distributing the post, and baking cakes for special events.
You won’t have to give up your favourite TV programmes or radio shows. If you enjoy a lazy Sunday reading the papers – that’s fine too. We are here to help keep your life as normal as possible.
KEEPING ACTIVE AND HAVING FUN
Your days in our care should be enjoyable so we work hard to put together a busy activities schedule to suit all tastes.
Continue with your own hobbies…and even find some new ones
For most of our residents – staying independent means staying active. There is something for everyone in our schedule. From quiet time to fun time, activities can include:
- Arts and crafts – painting/drawing
- Film evenings
- Pamper afternoons
- Book Club
- Music and entertainment
- Physio and fitness classes
…and much more!
New friends, new activities – or peace and quiet
Whatever you choose each day – we want to help you enjoy it….
You can take part in as few or as many activities as you like. We also encourage you to continue with your existing hobbies. We have residents who still enjoy writing, gardening, painting, reading and playing chess.
FOOD AND NUTRITION
What’s your favourite meal of the day? Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner – or all three – we take great pride in providing meals that are delicious and packed with nutrition.
We use fresh ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible, with the emphasis on providing delicious seasonal meals.
We understand the nutritional needs of older people…
Meals are a fundamental part of any residential care plan and the nutritional and calorific value must be well balanced. Our chefs work hard to serve the dietary needs and preferences of everyone in our home.
We happily cater for allergies, special diets and requirements.
Our dining room is a relaxing and happy area for you to enjoy mealtimes. We also make a point of celebrating birthdays and special occasions, as well as national festivities such as Christmas, Chinese New Year, and royal occasions.
When you visit, take the opportunity to sample some of our chef’s freshly baked cakes or join in a lunchtime meal.
You want to see the same friendly faces – day in, day out – and we work hard to make that happen. We want our carers to be with us long-term so our focus on staff development and training is unbeatable. It’s important our staff feel valued because if they are happy – you are happy. As a not-for-profit care home we have full control of our profits – this means we can create our own bespoke training plans for staff. We encourage development at every level.
We work closely with local GP surgeries, district nurses and pharmacies who are all familiar with Quaker House. Local people will not have to change their GP surgery, therefore providing continuity of health care.