We are very lucky at Holmesview to enjoy a brand new, specially-designed building, completed in 2011. Accessibility, light, a sense of space, fresh decor and a beautifully landscaped garden sets us apart from many other nursing homes.
Our 60 bedrooms are arranged in units of ten, with each group of ten residents sharing their own lounge and dining room. This makes for a warm and homely atmosphere where residents can form friendships and meet regularly.
Each room can be personalised by the resident with their choice of wall colours and soft furnishings, and we encourage personal mementos and furniture, if space allows.
On one occasion we recreated a resident’s own lounge complete with their much-loved fireplace and mirror! As long as the layout gives us space to nurse in, we’ll do our best to make rooms as homely and familiar as possible.
The first floor, accessed by stairs or a passenger lift, has a large and airy sun room for use by residents for activities and film nights.
Our garden is a popular place to sit with a cup of tea, or for activities, weather permitting.
All areas of the home are wheelchair friendly and two spacious passenger lifts give access to all levels.
We understand that maintaining a sense of privacy and dignity is fundamental to enjoying life at Holmesview. That’s why we take something as simple as laundry so seriously: fresh towels are supplied after each use and we label all clothes and make sure they are returned clean and pressed.
We believe looking your best is important, and even more so for older people. We have a hair salon in the home and our hairdresser is one of our most popular characters – the staff also use his services. His visits are a real social occasion with music, laughter and lots of chat!
Friends and relatives are encouraged to visit as often as possible, and to make visitors welcome there are small kitchens so you can make your own tea and coffee. Our chef happens to be a master baker and there’s usually an array of home baked treats for visitors too!