Lifestyle and Leisure
Life in a care home is so much more than medicine and cups of tea. With a weekly schedule of activities planned, there’s something for everyone. In the home there are regular keep fit sessions, gardening clubs, film afternoons, reminscience sessions and pamper days. We frequently take day trips, with Beamish, Silloth and the Lake District being particular favourites of our residents.
We have a qualified beauty therapist so you can continue to enjoy the small luxuries in life that make you feel better. This includes getting a manicure or makeup applications. Additionally, we have regular visits from a hairdresser to ensure you can still get a regular trim and hair style.
We offer complimentary therapies in order to benefit physical and emotional health. These therapies can provide benefits when applied alongside medical therapies and practices. The complimentary therapies we provide include aromatherapy, massage and sensory rooms.
We have an accessible garden for our residents to enjoy and enhance their quality of life. There is a sensory garden and a water feature which provides a calming space to spend time in. This is tended to by maintenance and some of our more green-fingered residents. Our garden is a haven in the warmer months and is somewhere safe to enjoy the outdoors.
We have seven different lounge areas throughout the home to provide residents with a choice of where to spend their time. Some are ideal for quiet time while others lend themselves to more group activities. The lounges offer different facilities including a plasma television, music, cafe area, laundry area and kitchen facilities. Some also double up as dining rooms for group meals with other residents.
The domestic cleaning team at Applegarth are fully equipped to ensure high standards of cleanliness and presentation in all areas of the home. Their job is to ensure every space is in line with company policy. They also report any maintenance issues immediately to the maintenance team and are responsible for our laundry service.
We realise that food is very important for the health and enjoyment of our residents. We provide a selection of good quality and nutritionally balanced meals. Talented chef’s and dieticians work together to cater for those with allergies, differing dietary needs and those with a hankering for something a bit different. Additionally, we realise that food is important for socialising so we encourage residents to eat together and have dining rooms for special visits.
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We have a variety of spacious, high quality bedrooms at Applegarth. Each room has underfloor heating and are en-suite. Many rooms have spacious shower rooms which accommodate our adjustable height hydraulic shower beds. Each room has French windows leading to a personal terrace or covered balcony. These are easily accessible as they have been designed to fit our specialist profiling beds. We encourage our residents to personalise and decorate rooms. Your bedroom is yours and we want all our residents to feel at home.