As Abbey House celebrates its first anniversary, the dementia home is hosting an open day this Sunday (9th July) to offer families the opportunity to explore its state-of-the-art facilities.
The event in Blunsdon, North Swindon will feature entertainment for the whole family such as carnival games, stalls, a tombola, raffle and a bouncy castle, offering a relaxed environment for people and their families to see what the Abbey House can offer.
Sheila Jolly, general manager at Abbey House, said: “The open day will provide an opportunity to get a real feel of what it would be like to live at Abbey House. We understand that deciding to move a loved one to a care home is not a decision you take lightly, so it’s also a chance to ask our team any questions you may have and to talk through your family member’s needs with our professional care team.”
Specially designed with the needs of those with dementia in mind, Abbey House has the facilities to care for up to 73 people in furnished en-suite bedrooms. The home is divided into six small communities, helping to create a familiar and reassuring environment, with each community having its own distinctive character and benefits, including its own lounge and dining room, as well as an assisted bathroom.
As part of the emphasis on enabling community involvement and combating isolation, facilities also include landscaped gardens with wheelchair friendly paths, balcony garden areas on the first and second floors, an on-site hairdresser and a community café area.
Abbey House specialises in providing both residential and nursing care for older people across the dementia spectrum, from those who are physically active, to people who may have medical conditions complicated by living with dementia requiring nursing care and those who require end of life care.
Milestones Trust, the charity which is behind Abbey House, has a long history of providing care and support to vulnerable people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia in the South West.