Oakminster is here to provide the best enjoyable care experience to every resident, and we go to great lengths to respect each person’s individual needs and wishes so that we can create a tailored care plan. The right care plan in the right place is essential if a resident is to achieve a happy quality of life. For us, however, this is only half of the equation; the other half is to reassure the family that their relative is coming to the best possible place so everyone involved can enjoy peace of mind.
Because our care provision ranges over several areas, from 24/7 nursing programmes to residential care, respite and short breaks and specialist support for dementia, it’s important that the people in our care is receiving exactly what he or she needs to enjoy a happy and comfortable stay.
We strive to ensure that both our residents and their families are completely satisfied with the service they receive, so that Oakminster becomes an extension of the care and love our residents experience from family members in a home environment.
That’s why, when you first visit us, we take a detailed history of the person’s health, so we can identify exactly the right kind of care that’s needed, and help you choose the place where they will be most content.
Oakminster Healthcare’s thoughtfully designed care homes offer a safe and relaxing place, augmented by excellent comforts, the boon of companionship and a range of stimulating activities. This all adds up to a caring, happy environment.
Our residential care programme suits the frail elderly who are not debilitated by severe mental or physical health problems, but may need help with basic activities such as bathing and dressing. These residents fully enjoy the range of activities prepared by our care teams, which include anything from visits to places of interest, walks in the country or the grounds, concerts, craft-based hobbies and reading or painting groups.
Complementary therapies, music therapy and reminiscence sessions are also valuable ways of enhancing quality of life and enabling residents to share and treasure their memories.
Relatives are encouraged to visit often and take part in the day’s activity programme if they wish; seeing a resident involved in creative activity or gentle exercise is a good way for relatives to reassure themselves that their relative is being given opportunities to make the most of life.
The majority of people who live in care homes are over the age of 65 but within our small group of homes we have made provision so that we can look after people who are under the age of 65.
We welcome you or your loved one to make enquiries to our home(s)and discuss your particular needs with the home manager who can advise if the home can meet you or your loved ones needs. People who are under 65 and need a care home usually have quite specific needs and this is why we recommend speaking to our home managers. We would not recommend our homes for people under the age of 40 but we will review each person on a needs led basis.
As a natural progression in life we may need support and care when we are coming to the end of our lives. This care can take many forms but for each individual person, but primarily it will be comfort focussed. All our homes provide this level of care with no need to change your accommodation. Our staff are trained to care for you or your loved one at this time, with a clear focus on comfort and management of any associated discomfort you may experience.
All our care homes can look after you or your loved one for a short period of time. This is usually for a maximum of 2 weeks at a time but again each person is individual and our home managers will discuss your specific needs. We are able to provide all levels of care during this time. People use respite for various reasons and this could be to allow for home improvements, carer breaks etc.