Longfield Manor also provides specialist care for older people who are mentally frail and living with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease.
Our aim is to provide a home that offers a safe, comfortable environment with support and stimulation to help people maximise their potential physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity. The people we support have the right to live as normal a life as possible and to have the respect of those who support them.
The home provides care for older people with nursing support for people with more complex medical needs. It comprises of 42 places for people aged 65 years and over and it has a specialist 14-person unit for people with dementia. The bedrooms all have an en-suite WC and wash-basin and are situated around a quiet courtyard garden, giving a peaceful setting.
There are plenty of day areas, with three lounges, a quiet room and a spacious dining room overlooking the gardens. There is a self-contained, cosy unit for people we support with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, which has its own lounge/dining room and gardens. The Café at Longfield Manor is a lovely bright space to sit with loved ones. A full programme of activities is provided and there is a hairdressing salon and bathing facilities.
- Experienced staff team
- Nurse call in all rooms
- Full central heating
- Home cooked food using fresh local produce
- Special diets catered for
- Chiropody available
- Hairdressing salon
- Specialist baths and aids
- Visitors welcome at all times
- Social and recreational activities programme
Care and Support
The home is led by an experienced Home Manager and is staffed with a qualified nurse 24 hours a day with a team of dedicated carers, experienced and trained in supporting older people. The 14-bed facility for those with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease is staffed by carers and led by an experienced manager who have all had specialist dementia care training.
SHC has access to a range of trusted external therapists - physiotherapy, occupational therapy and reflexology are available on request. Experts are available to advise on any aspect of an individual's care, recreational pursuits or environment. Chiropody and physiotherapy are available for the people we support.
A full programme of activities is available in the home, led by an experienced Activities Co-ordinator.
Our experienced chef prepares interesting and homely meals using fresh local produce and with attention to individual requirements and any special diets.
All staff undertake an induction programme when joining SHC. In addition, a system of supervision and support for care staff enables them to gain experience and increase their skills. Extensive in-house training is provided by the SHC Training Academy, and QCF courses are undertaken in conjunction with local colleges.