|All bedrooms, with one exception, have handbasin and WC with seventeen featuring a walk in shower facility. Most of our rooms are on the first floor accessible by lift and with wheelchair access throughout. None of our rooms are below the 9.3 sq metre minimum standard and all residents have the full use of our four communal areas for leisure and enjoyment, relaxation and comfort.|
Residents are encouraged to furnish their own rooms with their own furniture to give them a more "homely" feel and the pleasure of familiar possessions. All rooms are equipped with emergency call facilities and TV points and if required, personal telephones can be installed at the resident's own expense.
An important part of providing good care includes varied and nutritional food. All our meals are prepared and cooked in our kitchen using fresh meat, fruit and veg from our local reputable suppliers.
Our kitchen team has had a local authority 5 star hygiene rating for the past 5 years.
Dietary needs can be catered for and food is prepared to suit the changing needs of our residents. A vegetarian option is always available.
We serve morning coffee, afternoon tea or ice creams when it is hot and bedtime drinks. We also have tea and coffee making facilities in the tea room on the first floor.
We like to make meal times a social occasion but appreciate that not everyone will wish to sit with others. Residents' may take a meal in their room if this is their choice.
Birthdays are always celebrated with a birthday cake or an alternative if wished. Easter, Harvest supper and Christmas are also times of celebration. Our cooks have held Food of the World days in which residents have the opportunity to taste food from other countries.
A menu can be seen on our download page - link to the left of the page.
GP arrangements are the same as for anyone living at home, but unfortunately a change of GP may be necessary if you are moving out of your catchment area.
Access to District Nurses is available via the GP and likewise any other services for example, physiotherapy.
Arrangements for hospital visits can be dealt with by staff and where no family is available to accompany the resident, staff will assist.
Our chiropodist visits weekly.
We have 3 hairdressers who visit weekly on their allocated days.
Personal laundry is serviced on the premises and we strongly recommend that clothes are named prior to admission.
A variety of other activities take place for Corton House residents which family and friends are encouraged to attend, including our regular Summer Fete and coffee mornings, residents' Garden Party and Bonfire Party and a visit from Father Christmas on Christmas morning.
Visitors and members of the family are encouraged at all times. Lunch or tea can be provided by prior arrangement at a small charge. Volunteers help with activities, serve tea and coffee,and visit those with no families.
The free use of a computer with a broadband connection, is available in the Sun Lounge. Included is a Skype facility, so that residents can keep in touch with their family and friends in the UK and worldwide.
Our Applications Coordinator, General Manager or Head of Care would be pleased to discuss your interest in Corton House which can be determined by reference to our applications forms on our download page.