Sometimes it is hard to overcome the stigma of Care Homes, but strangely when you write it down it doesn't sound too bad...

At Oak View Care Home in Hayling Island, there is a lot to be enjoyed and would like to offer you a chance to read some of this by noting down a list below:

There is friendship and companionship, entertainment, trips and outings to various venues, good food a number of times a day put on the table & cleared up after for you. Your laundry is washed ironed and put away back in your wardrobe.
Well cared for gardens suitably designed for elderly to walk around safely.
alfresco dining if you choose, bedrooms likened to a four star hotel by visitors, en-suite washrooms or bath/shower rooms, Single room accommodation with doors into garden area, views over park & recreation ground, choice of three lounges offering television-reading area or an entertainer, round the clock drinks and snacks, if required you can be bathed or assisted to bath in either a shower, sit down bath or lay down bath, your hair can be cut and styled as often as you like, your dry cleaning arranged, chiropody - pedicures - manicures on request, parties arrange for you and your family, family may see you at any time they/you like, family can be fed free of charge when they visit, there is place for the younger members of the family for nappy changing, a lounge area for families to consult with my management team, a service that employs independent quality auditor that visits and reports every month, staff that are trained continuously to keep ahead with the very latest techniques, two full time decorating staff to constantly keep the home fresh and clean, lifting aids to cater for the vast majority of conditions, luxury furniture and fabrics to ensure a high standard of living, and most important of all is a care workforce that enjoy what they do and deliver care with love and sensitivity.

Overall, it is a place for all the family, and being a father of four myself, I understand how important this is. In fact, after writing this, I was thinking of how to ask my wife to provide me a similar service at my family home……but after some thought, this may not go down too well, so will leave that as it is……….

Stephen Geach, Proprietor