Looking after your body, mind and soul
You will routinely hear the sound of laughter at Broomgrove where we do not consider high professional standards and a relaxed, friendly, supportive environment as mutually exclusive.
Each year we plan a varied cultural and social programme with a range of individual needs and levels of mobility in mind. There are regular entertainments, visits and trips, and activities to stimulate thought and the intellect. We also encourage the continued pursuit of personal interests whenever possible.
We have two Activities Coordinators and one Music Therapist. This allows a huge range of activities for all tastes. Our knitting circle is a fantastic social gathering and our weekly Sing and Smile session lifts everyone’s sprits. We have our own dedicated activities room fitted with an oven so residents can enjoy their own baking sessions. Those who prefer not to mix are given the support to maintain activities within their own environment and one to one support is available.
Although our seasonal celebrations follow the Christian calendar, we welcome our residents to worship in the religion of their choice. Spiritual support is always available to all.
In addition to mainstream therapies, we offer alternative therapies from our part time fully qualified Complementary Therapist including aromatherapy massage, reiki, and reflexology. These are free of charge to our nursing residents.
We also have our own visiting physiotherapist. Physiotherapy is available twice a week and is included in the fees. Our fully qualified Physiotherapist will assess all residents mobility needs, assist with rehabilitation programmes and advise staff on equipment required.
We also have a visiting Chiropodist and Hairdresser. These are chargeable at a reasonable rate.
We know the value of good communication
We believe that good communication with all our clients, and between staff, is vitally important to maintaining a pleasant and cheerful environment. Our many, daily conversations keep residents and visiting relatives abreast of forthcoming events and services. We feel this is especially important for residents who have restricted mobility or who are seriously ill. There is also a topical notice-board in the main foyer. In addition, the senior sister visits each resident for a daily chat and the manager, who is easily accessible to any client at any time, visits on a regular basis and holds monthly residents/relatives meeting.