The aim of the care team is to promote a sense of well-being and to maintain the social skills of the residents for as long as possible.
Various methods are used to stimulate residents physically and mentally, utilising the five senses: touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing. A list of some of the activities is shown on the next page. Our goal at Victoria House is to maintain as much normality as possible within the home environment; ensuring a high quality of life for the clients within our care.
Every last Friday in the month, a local Anglican Vicar – Martin – visits Victoria House to celebrate communion with the residents whom choose to participate. We enjoy a Church service within the comfort of the home, inclusive of Bible readings and talks.
We have professional bodies’ visit the home, such as keep fit instructors, chiropodist and a hairdresser. The keep fit instructor visits on a weekly basis; the chiropodist attends every 7/8 weeks and the hairdresser once a fortnight.
Our intention is to care for all our residents’ health and personal requirements and to encourage them, wherever possible, to either maintain or acquire a level of independence that ensures they are content. Residents are also encouraged to respond to the various activities to which they are introduced. It is the encouragement or maintenance of that independence which, we believe, is so important in their general welfare and well-being.
We care both male and female clients, ranging from the age of 65 upwards. The clients within our care have a range of care needs. Some just need the comfort of a companion, whereas others may require assistance with their personal hygiene needs (bathing, etc), assistance with their food and fluid intake, administering regular medication, accompanying to hospital / doctor appointments, etc.
We have the support of the district nurses and doctors, if any nursing care needs to be attended to.