The Philosophy of The Gatehouse is to ensure that our residents have everything they need to enjoy a comfortable and fulfilling life in a safe environment. We make sure that those in our care are treated with dignity, have their needs met and their choices respected at all times, focusing on person-centered care. ‘Our aim is Quality Care’.
All the residents are encouraged to contribute with their Care plans and the involvement of families & friends are greatly received.
All our staff have to have a DBS check before employment starts. Our staff are friendly, professional, helpful & kind. They have on-going training programme in areas such as First Aid, Health & Safety, Moving & Handling, Safe administration of Medication, Safeguarding, Dementia & Nutrition.
We have always been lucky to find staff, that are loyal and stay with us for many years.
At the Gatehouse, we plan all their meals, which are cooked on the premises, to be varied, enjoyable to eat and nutritional. Our cook, Maxine, has been at The Gatehouse for over 20 years. We use fresh locally sourced ingredients, which are delivered daily.
We cater for all nutritional requirements and respond to feedback from our residents, to what they would like on the menu and our menus are never the same.
The Home & Gardens
We have a large garden which surrounds the home, with different places to sit and enjoy the quiet surroundings. We have 1 lounge and a conservatory where our residents can meet for coffee and talk. Our lounge has a large TV.
We have an activities programme, which is designed around what the residents require or have asked to do and we have a variety of entertainers that come in as well, from piano players, singers to professional dementia classes.
We have a hairdresser and chiropodist who regularly visit the home when needed and appointments are made to suit the resident requirements.