Holmwood Care Centre
With a history of providing care extending over 40 years, Holmwood Care Centre is a well established and popular choice for care in Kidderminster.
Arranged over three floors, rooms provide a comfortable homely feel with the necessary fittings provided including telephone and TV points. The ground floor provides accommodation for Residential Residents and the first and second floors accomodate Nursing Residents.
RESIDENTIAL AND NURSING DEMENTIA CARE
There are two Dementia suites catering for Residential and Nursing Residents both suites are self-contained and provide a safe environment for Residents to explore including an enclosed garden.
Residential – has 12 rooms of which 11 have en-suite facilities.
Nursing – has 15 rooms of which 14 have ensuite facilities.
Bedrooms have brightly coloured “front doors” and the environment is stimulating to the senses visually and to the touch. Staff do not wear uniforms and provide care in a collaborative manner with Residents giving emphasis to choice and meaningful activities.
Although there have to be some routines during the day they are kept to a minimum and Residents are given as much variation and choice as they individually desire.
In recognition of Holmwoods efforts to improve care and environments for Residents with Dementia, Holmwood has attained the Dementia Care Standards award for the past 3 years running.
A number of small-scale studies suggest that introducing animals into care home can have positive effects for people with dementia. At Holmwood we have small Malaysian Chickens which are know for their friendly nature. We encourage visits from Relatives companion animals in addition to regular visits from animal charities who visit with a selection of visiting animals. Spending time with visiting animals has been show to reduce blood pressure and anxiety, and improve social interaction and sleeping patterns. It can also reduce the late-afternoon restlessness that can affect people with dementia. Although we cannot currently accommodate cats and dogs as permanent guests we can accommodate Birds and Fish.
There are three main sitting areas and Residents are free to spend time where they choose. All sitting areas are equipped with flat screen televisions and music facilities.
There is main dining room for all Residents but meals can be provided in any area Residents feel comfortable including sitting areas and bedrooms.
Holmwood has a programme of events every week in addition to individual activity programmes.
NURSING AND PALLIATIVE CARE
Holmwood provides dedicated Palliative or End of Life Care. All Nurses are trained to provide the additional support and interventions that may be required at this time.
30 Chaddesley Road,
Tel: 01562 824496
Fax: 01562 822935