Poplars Care Home is a residential home providing ‘home from home’ accommodation for 14 residents who needs personal care and care for people with mild to moderate dementia. We provide a safe and secure environment within which our residents can enjoy as much independence as their condition will allow. It is within the homely atmosphere that we give personalised care at all times, thereby enhancing residents’ lives wherever possible. We have access to 24/7 nursing input from district nurses and rapid response team. Our key focus is on providing a safe homely and supported environment for those within our care, through a planned multidisciplinary team approach. We work closely with social and health teams, the residents and their families to strive to develop a realistic and meaningful life programme for all our residents which are under regular review. The health and welfare of our residents is paramount, with staff encouraged to develop their skills with the support of our in house and external training provider.
The Social Environment
The desire to create a ‘home from home’ environment is always uppermost in the minds of staff at Poplars Care Home. Rooms are tastefully decorated and residents are encouraged to bring some of their own belongings with them, to help them feel they are a part of familiar surroundings. There are clear benefits for residents n maintaining hobbies and leading as active a lifestyle as possible. At Poplars Care Home, our dedicated activities coordinator plans a wide range of in-house hobbies, events and activities that can be enjoyed by everyone, including crafts, reminiscence, gardening, games and sing-along. We also have an ipad for the residents to have the tactile experience of the computer technology and to communicate with their friends and family from around the world via webcam. We also try to accommodate other special interests where possible. All residents are encouraged to participate in these activities, subject to their needs and abilities. There is a large dining room for residents who wish to take their meals within a social setting, in which our wholesome, home-cooked food is served. In addition we offer two lounge areas, and some other seating areas throughout the Home. We also have a spacious garden where residents enjoy being out in a nice day.
Poplars Care Home offers care to 14 residents in 10 single rooms and two of which can offer companion accommodation if required. All of our bedrooms have en-suite facilities. All rooms are fully furnished and fitted with TV points. An emergency call system is installed in every room for residents to alert staff if required at any time of the day or night. For less-mobile residents there is a stair lift for ease of access.
Dining is an important part of life at Poplars Care Home. Staff prepares homely meals in the fully equipped kitchen, paying special attention to nutritional values and presentation. The focus is on wholesome, home-cooked food and the chef and kitchen staff aim to take residents’ individual needs and tastes into consideration in planning meals. We are happy to cater for special diets and individual preferences. In addition to breakfast, lunch and supper, hot and cold drinks and a range of snacks are available throughout the day. Wholesome home-cooked meals are provided within the Home.