Shinfield View is a care home that often does things differently. We always strive to improve, to offer more varied activities or a different approach to visiting and inclusion. We encourage all staff to think of new ways to make sure our home is better in every regard, and so our residents receive companionship, stimulation and great value. For a long time, care homes have trodden a certain path, and while many of them deliver good basic care, the rest often gets forgotten in a bid to keep costs down. By 'the rest' we mean the food, the gardens, the activities and the staffing levels.
Living at Shinfield View is not just about receiving great care but about enjoying the things in life that you have always enjoyed, in beautiful surroundings and with a team of people who are passionate about what they do each day. By aiming for excellence in every area, we strive to make living in a care home a fantastic life experience.
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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.
The negative human responses associated with loneliness are the same in people of all ages, but in the elderly they are exaggerated. Studies show that perceived loneliness contributes to cognitive decline and risk of dementia. In Britain today, over half of people aged 75 or over live on their own, and five million people cite the television as their main source of company.
By living at Shinfield View there is never the need to be lonely. Friendships and interaction are at the heart of everything we do. That said, we understand that people will always want time to themselves and at this care home it's very easy to find. With more communal and private space than most other homes, it's easy to find your new favourite spot to watch the birds in the garden, listen to the test match, or simply catch up on the papers. The difference is that when you're done reflecting, your social network of friends, carers and entertainers is just around the corner.
All of our facilities and care are offered at a single, all-inclusive weekly price, enabling residents to enjoy their life here at Shinfield View care home without the worry of hidden extras and unexpected bills. When we say 'everything' we mean everything. In addition to food and care, the fixed price also includes use of all our facilities, private dining for residents and their friends and family, use of our chauffeur services, all our activities and outings, and alcoholic drinks from the bar or with meals. You will never be charged extra for such items, that's our price promise to you.
People and relatives said, and we observed, people were treated with tremendous care and kindness.View report
Chauffeured Car: Not only do we offer our residents the opportunity to get out of the house whenever they like, we do it in style. A large Mercedes is the perfect choice. Smooth, quiet, reliable - wherever you want to go, we're at the ready.
Grooming & Wellbeing: It goes without saying that residents' wellbeing is paramount in everything we do, but aside from making sure everyone is comfortable, enjoying themselves and socialising as often as they wish, we like to go one step further. Our Lily Room Spa will offer treatments for all of our residents, to enhance mental health, relaxation, comfort and inner peace. And if that wasn't enough, our hair salon and nail bar will be there for all to use, with our stylist and nail technician offering a wide range of health and beauty services.
There has been a lot of coverage in mainstream media recently about what is a fair wage. We're not interested in the politics of the situation, but we do believe in fairness and we also reckon that by paying fairly you reap the rewards in committed, happy staff.
We have decided to take the lead within the care sector which is why we pay all of our staff above the living wage; not the minimum wage, not the living wage but above the living wage. The results of doing this are that we have a care team who know they are respected and valued, and we are able to attract the best people to work in our home. Everybody wins, but most of all our residents.