The Seaton Nursing Home opens its doors
PUBLISHED: 08:47 21 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:11 21 June 2017
Residents help to launch a new-look courtyard area
The Seaton Nursing Home opened its doors to visitors as part of National Care Home Open Day.
Manager Emma Seal said: “The purpose of the day is to showcase what the homes are all about, the excellent care and activities programmes provided and how we work with local communities to develop long-lasting relationships. It helps to bring the outside in and create social interaction.
“People often have a pre-conceived idea of what a care home is like, so I think people need to see the positive side of care and the quality of life that residents, and visitors alike can enjoy. “At The Seaton we have a very enthusiastic care team ranging in age from 18 to late 60s made up of a number of nationalities and both male and female, bringing variety and passion.
As soon as you walk in, it has a real home from home feel – we’re just one big family really.”
The Seaton Care Home is part of independent care provider Southern Healthcare, which has three other homes at Plymouth, Exeter and Dawlish, all specialising in complex nursing, dementia and residential care.
‘The Seaton Nursing Home in Fore Street, with some 30 beds, provides nursing care mostly to people with physical disabilities.
During the day a new courtyard area was officially opened in a ribbon cutting ceremony carried out by Dorothy Lord, one of the oldest residents at the home, who was ably supported by long-term residents, John Dennis and Jo Clements.
Emma added: “We’re delighted with the new spacious courtyard and the newly laid decking which has doubled the space of this poplar meeting place - it’s a real suntrap!
“We’ve redeveloped the decking to enable access to all our residents to get out in the sun enjoy the weather and get some fresh air.
“Double doors from the main house lead on to the open space, located in the heart of the home and being on one level means everyone of all mobilities has access, including those in wheelchairs.
“Being in the centre of the building means it’s also a safe-haven for our few dementia residents. I want to take this opportunity also to thank my team, who are so passionate about everything they do – I couldn’t do it without them.”
Fore more information visit www.southernhealthcare.co.uk