Yorkshire Day!

Yorkshire Day!

Our team at Orchard House are preparing to celebrate Yorkshire Day with themed games and events all next week. Why celebrate for just one day when there is so much to love about our fabulous county!

We will also be having some tasty Yorkshire treats so why not come along to one of our Day care sessions and join in the fun!

Contact Orchard House to find out more about how our day care enriches peoples’ lives and gives  their carers a well -deserved break!

It’s Dementia Awareness week!

Dementia awareness week is an annual awareness raising campaign. This year its aims are to encourage people who might be living with, or close to someone with undiagnosed dementia to seek guidance and support from the Alzheimer’s Society.

With an eye-catching theme of, “It’s not called getting old, it’s called getting ill” the Alzheimer’s Society is hoping to debunk the assumption that dementia is a normal part of ageing. When people don’t address their concerns about dementia it often goes untreated and valuable help from health, social care and charitable organisations can be missed out on, along with the benefits that those contacts can bring to individuals and their families.

Our team at Orchard House have a wealth of experience supporting individuals and their families who have been impacted by dementia. Our day care facility can provide regular days out for people with dementia where they are supported in a stimulating and caring environment. Each person has their needs assessed and we tailor our activities to ensure they are inclusive for everyone’s needs.

If you are looking for a longer stay our respite beds are the perfect solution, our small unit has only 6 beds to ensure everyone gets the personalised care and attention they require.

We have strong links and work closely with all health care professionals involved in dementia care as well as the local Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia Action Alliance.

Why not pop in or call us for a chat today to see if we can help?

Step into Spring.

Step into Spring.

Step into Spring.

Over the last 2 years everyone’s life changed dramatically as Covid meant we were all restricted in where we could go and who we could see.

If you have been hibernating away during lockdown and the winter there is no better time than now to make a fresh start, because at last, we have officially reached the first day of Spring! We have noticed the days are getting longer and the signs of the seasons changing are all around us. Flowers and trees are bursting into life and birds are busy preparing their nests.

 

Why not step into Spring with us at Orchard House, we are pleased to welcome back our friends, old and new and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Our day care service operates from Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm, you can contact us on 01723 378220 to check availability and reserve your place.

Coronavirus visitor guidance

Happy New Year and a warm welcome to Orchard House in 2022. It is disappointing to see that it is likely that coronavirus is likely to be around for some time longer in our country and we all must continue with our new ways of living and working. We are truly thankful that since the outbreak started in 2019 none of our residents has contracted the virus and we are working hard to ensure everyone’s safety going forward.

Our care team have been doing all they can to maximise infection control measures in the home and have to undertake frequent testing themselves. We have an adequate supply of both test kits and PPE within the home and our dedicated Infection Prevention and Control Champion, Suzanne, ensures that cleaning protocols are meticulously implemented, staff training is up to date and regular IPC audits are completed.

Where possible, our home will remain open for admissions, whether you need long-term care, a respite stay this winter, or would like to take advantage of our popular day care provision. As the situation could change very quickly, we recommend you phone before any proposed visit to look around the home.

Alternatively, to have a virtual tour of the home please click here….

Our managers are also available to speak to you via WhatsApp or FaceTime if you prefer.

Christmas Notice

Day care will close after 4pm on Christmas eve and we will be open again on the 29th, 30th and 31st December. We will re-open for 2022 on the 4th January. Please contact us if you would like to book any additional visits.
We would like to wish all our day care visitors and their families a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New year, we look forward to seeing friends old and new!

You are welcome to come and look around

You are welcome to come and look around

As the days are getting shorter, we know that autumn and winter are just around the corner. Whatever the weather there is always a warm welcome at Orchard House throughout the year.

With lots of stimulating activities, a spacious lounge to meet up with other visitors and a tasty lunch, Orchard House is a great venue for a fun day out in a supportive environment.

Why not call in to look around and see for yourself what we can offer. Our day visitors enjoy their visit while their families/carer have a much needed break!

Everyone’s safety is our number one priority.“ We will ensure your visit is conducted safely, you will be asked to show that you have had a covid swab within the last 72 hours (or take a test on arrival) and wear the PPE we provide

If you would rather you can phone and chat to our manager about the support we can offer and book a taster session to try us out.