Silloth Care Home is unique. From the moment you walk in the door you can’t help but notice the relaxed caring atmosphere.
Doors in the home are not locked allowing residents to move freely as they would in their own home. The staff you meet greet you warmly, taking the take time to stop and chat with visitors and residents alike, creating a caring atmosphere where there is genuine interest in the well being of others.
The quiet professional atmosphere almost certainly comes from the fact that core team of carers and in particular the senior management team have been working together for well over a decade. Like a well oiled machine the home runs smoothly, the carers all know each residents likes, dislikes, care needs and personal quirks. This efficiency allows carers time to spend quality time with residents and their families ensuring its not just their physical care needs that are fully supported but also their emotional and pastoral needs
Residents of the home are encouraged to lead rich and fulfilling lives. The home offers a wide range of activities and events with residents having the choice to take part or not. Residents have the opportunity to take park in old favorites such as bingo, dominos and sing songs through to fit for life exercise classes, reminiscing and slideshows.
The home regularly organises trips for residents to Workington and Dobbies for afternoon tea and some shopping.
Moving into a care home does not mean that residents should curtail their social lives. Residents are encouraged to maintain existing social connections ae well as establishing new ones. The homes has a long running association with the League of Friends who have been holding a regular coffee morning in the home since 1980.
There are plenty of other social events on offer at the home allowing residents a chance to relax and enjoy the company of others. Events are not just for the residents, staff encourage families and friends to join the residents. Highlights of the social calendar include:
- Christmas Pantomime
- Christmas Family Night
- Brownie Visits
- Local School Visits
- Afternoon Teas
- Seasonal Choir Concerts
- Regular Coffee Mornings
Residents spiritual needs are met by local clergy of all denominations that visit the home on a regular basis to tend to the needs of the residents.
Mealtimes are amongst the most important times of the day as residents always look forward to them. The current chef has been in post for 28 years, over that time tastes have no doubt changed but the quality of food served at the home has remained consistently high.
Residents are encouraged to maintain existing community links as well as to develop new links with the various community groups that are involved in home life. One such group the League of Friends has been holding a regular coffee morning in the home since 1980.