It might seem like an obvious thing to say if you are used to living independently, but it is one of the biggest fears of elderly people looking at care homes – that they will just become a number, and one's independence will naturally ebb away. We set out to counter this straight away.We know that focusing on the individual is the best way of helping people to settle quickly in order that they can get on with enjoying life.
While we're incredibly proud of Shinfield View's state of the art design, its facilities, its comfortable rooms and its attractive furnishings, our priority is to deliver the best care possible, while never losing sight of the happiness of each and every resident. There are as many personalities in our home as there are residents; providing customised lifestyle care comes as naturally to us as ensuring residents receive the required personal and medical care.
Some of our residents find happiness listening to music, reading a book, and chatting to friends, family and new acquaintances. Others like to be included in a wide range of participative and organised activities. Wherever a resident sits on this spectrum we ensure their lifestyle choices are respected and catered for.
We provide an environment where our residents can lead a fulfilling life and remain as independent as possible, where their capabilities, desires and individuality are respected and encouraged.
Residential care is exactly that. You live in the home as you would live anywhere else, and there is always someone on hand to help with things you need doing. There will always be someone to talk to, and things to do and see. Your relatives are welcome as they have always been in your own home and whatever your changing needs, you can be assured that you will be looked after with the very best of care and attention to the details important to you.
We know that visits from family and friends are incredibly important to our residents, so we operate an open visiting policy. There's no need to ring and make an arrangement; visitors are welcome at any time, and they will always be looked after and made to feel welcome.Check availability
Caring for people living with memory loss is a large part of what we do. There is no reason people with dementia can't still have a worthwhile life and our specially trained team are here to provide just that. Our specialist areas are geared towards easing the day-to-day obstacles for those with dementia and include calm, interactive areas of activity, designed to provide stimulation and comfort for the everyday tasks.Check availability
Day care allows non-residents to enjoy all the benefits of Shinfield View for a short period of time. There are so many advantages. Carers can use us as a safe and happy alternative when they are unable to be present; the home provides variety and social interaction for those who spend much of their time alone; and a day at Shinfield View is an ideal way of trying out the home prior to moving in permanently. A day at Shinfield View includes transport to and from the home, breakfast, lunch, dinner, enjoyment of any of the activities that are taking place, and use of all the home's facilities.Check availability
She loved the live music, the skittles, the exercise class, the tiny feet group, (sometimes her granddaughter brought along some of Mum's great grandchildren) and quizzes! Visits from Birds of Prey and Insects! Something always happening, never a dull moment! Mum enjoyed the cinema room...she went pottery painting, afternoon tea, the Irish club, school nativity play, the beach.
Since mum and dad moved to Shinfield View last year I've felt a sense of relief that they are now in a safe environment, with their needs being met.