4 Questions For Your Care Home
Moving into a care home can be a difficult decision, especially with so many options available. When you have narrowed down your search, ensure you choose the right one to suit your or your loved one's needs by asking these 4 simple yet important questions that are often overlooked.
What facilities do you provide?
An active lifestyle is so important to maintaining a healthy body and mind so when looking around a care home, make sure to ask what facilities they provide for their residents and what their policy is regarding entertainment. At Primrose Lodge Southbourne, we offer a variety of activities to ensure no two days are the same and also offer additional services such as hairdresser and dentist appointments.
When can my friends and family visit?
One of the biggest worries people have before they move into a care home is how often they can see their loved ones. As Primrose Lodge is our residents’ home, we operate an open-door policy and encourage our residents to invite friends and family to visit just as they always have done in the past. You’ll all be able to enjoy fresh fruit, snacks and drinks too!
Can I bring my own furniture?
Remember, moving into care is moving into a new home so you should be able to bring your own belongings with you. Afterall, many of us find comfort in having our own possessions around us, especially if they’re associated with precious memories. We carefully match our rooms to the needs of each new resident and love it when they bring their own furniture and personal items. As all our rooms are neutrally decorated, there’s no need to worry it will clash.
Is there an outside space?
From relaxing in the sunshine to strolling around admiring the wildlife, being outside and amongst nature has a fantastic rejuvenating effect. Primrose Lodge has a charming garden with beautiful, colourful flowers for our residents and their guests to enjoy. We also have a patio and seating area that’s bursting with hanging baskets and is especially popular in the summer months.