Life at Melrose
Ambitions are not something many people would associate with a care home, but we believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to achieve something they have always wanted to or something they never thought they could do! We work closely with our local community to offer all residents the choice about what they might like to learn.
Learn something new
We develop a care plan which structures the way we are going to support the resident to get to their goal. Residents have previously developed photography skills, learnt to use a computer and even supported the office workings in the home using their accountancy knowledge.
We ensure that you have a wide variety of activities and supported past-times available every day. Everyone who lives with us is consulted on what they might like to do or have as entertainment.
We have an activity every day and have regular morning activities for those who feel even more active! Our resident cook will run recipe workshops to talk about favourite meals and our memories associated with them.
We have a weekly choir practice and one of our most popular activities is to arrange flowers which means we have bright, fresh flowers in our rooms weekly!
We also have regular parties and celebrations where our cooks put on a spread and we invite all relatives, friends and families and of course, the teams family too! These are wonderful occasions with all generations coming together within the home to have some fun!
Rooms & Facilities
We renovated the home in 2018, working with a top local interior decorator. Our aim was to create a home that felt truly warm and cosy, with bedrooms that were light and airy but also offered soft comfort. Every bedroom can be completely customised, and we encourage all residents to bring furniture, soft furnishings and ornaments to make their space their own.
We have a large, spacious activities room which is placed in the conservatory. This provides a space for all residents to come and go as they choose, with activities such as puzzles, cards and a computer to use throughout the day.
The comfort of home
Additionally, we have a large living room which is often used for socialising, relaxing and watching television. Our team are always around to give a helping hand or bring a cup of tea to residents.
All food at the home is completely home cooked. This means that you can choose anything you want to eat if don’t feel like eating what is on the menu. We are complimented on the food we cook almost every day and so we are really proud to serve three delicious homely meals every day!