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Moving into a residential nursing home, even for a short period, is a big step for anyone and you and your loved one are bound to have lots of questions about what their new life there will be like . So we've detailed below a few of the most common questions we get asked to help you get a full picture of what they can look forward to.
Culrose House is blessed with a lovely rural location where you'll enjoy peace, quiet and fresh air. Set in an acre of grounds on the outskirts of Dickleburgh the home has spectacular views over the Dickleburgh Moors.
Despite the rural location access along the A140 is easy with Long Stratton just 6 miles South and Diss on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, just a 10 minute drive to the North.
The home itself is fully renovated and well appointed with excellent facilities. If your loved one likes living in the countryside, they will love it at Culrose House.
The home has a large garden to the rear that enjoys views across the open countryside beyond. There are plants and trees that provide summer colour and attract all manor of interesting wildlife.
In summer the garden is used for parties and has plenty of room for tables with parasols. So your loved one can enjoy a nice cup of tea and cake in the sunshine while having a nice natter with their fellow residents.
The garden is also the perfect place to simply relax and have a snooze or sit reading a book.
In front of the home is a lovely sheltered, sun-trap, patio area. This is the ideal place to relax and have a natter with fellow residents and where we serve afternoon tea in the warm summer months.
It's also the perfect for our regular parties and barbecues, and for you and your family to spend time with your loved one during a visit.
My mum went in to Culrose in May 2015 . She had 16 months of first class care from the staff. She was 96 years of age and needed a certain amount of nursing which the staff were more than happy to administer although strictly speaking it's a residential home.
When I explained her needs the staff had no hesitation in offering the nursing she needed. I can't speak highly enough of the care she received. They made sure she had her hair done every week and the chiropodist tended her feet.
I live in the village and could go in every day at all times. But never did I go in there but what my mum had everything she needed to make her happy and comfortable. The nurse practitioner pays a visit every week to check on the residence health needs.
This is a small but very friendly home and you become one of their family. My mum unfortunately passed away in September very peacefully in her sleep. But she was loved and cared for to the end. I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone in need of care to go to Culrose, you won't be disappointed.
Comfortable, warm and secure.
At Culrose rooms are available in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes so you'll be able to choose something that is exactly in line with your tastes and budget. All rooms are spacious with a light and airy feel and many have sweeping views across the open countryside bay or garden. Whichever they choose, your loved one's room will be tastefully decorated and well equipped with everything they need for daily life.
All rooms have a super comfy bed and feature LED spot lights fitted with a dimmer switch so your loved one can adjust the light volume to their preference and a table lamp for the evening. Each room has 24 hour alarm system so they can call for assistance around the clock, if needed. There is a TV sockets and Flat screen TV as well as Wi-fi for free usage.
This is their home so we'd love them to bring their own ornaments, treasured mementos and small furniture items to make their room feel comfortably and familiar. We'll even decorate it in line with their personal taste to truly make it feel like home if they'd like.
There's never a dull moment at Culrose House!
If your loved one likes getting involved there are many activities, visiting entertainers, games, parties and trips for them to enjoy. If they like a little pampering and treats (and who doesn't!) we also have regular visits from the professional hair stylist and all manner of masseurs, aroma therapists and beauticians can be arranged on request for that extra special something.
For those who prefer to exercise the mind we have lots of reading material and there are lots of areas where you can settle down to read a good book or your daily paper.
For the more adventurous we have internet access so your loved one can surf the web and even Skype with you when you can't visit personally.
Definitely, if you like tasty, home cooked cuisine.
Head chef Rhonda Burton and her team prepare a variety of delicious and nutritious meals that will have your loved one eagerly anticipating every meal time. Ingredients are sourced locally, freshly prepared daily and served in our spacious airy dining room. This is the hub of the home and everyone looks forward to both the food and the chance to have a natter and a catch up with friends and staff members.
If your loved one has special dietary requirements we'll make sure they're accommodated and there are always alternatives if ever they don't like something that's on the day's menu. Similarly, although Rhonda takes great care to ensure everything is fresh, your loved one can have whatever they want (so don't worry about that special hankering for Angel Delight or Heinz Cream of Tomato, it's no problem!).
You can also rest assured that all the food is prepared in the safest, most hygienic environment since Culrose House continues to maintain its long held 5 Star food hygiene rating.
My mother has been living in Culrose for 3 years, during this time she has been very happy. The staff are patient, caring and loving. There is regular entertainment and activities. The food is cooked on the premises and it is appropriate for the clients.
Recently the home has been upgraded and is looking much fresher and comfortable.
What we believe to be the best team in the business.
Unlike many care homes in the area our staff turnover is very low. Our team is strong and stable with the majority of staff members being at Culrose for many years.
What it means for you and your loved one is that they will be looked after by a highly skilled, highly trained, expert team who have vast experience of caring for the needs of those in their later years. More importantly perhaps is that they'll become trusted friends and companions that your loved one will be comfortable with when dealing with the more sensitive aspects of personal care.
Families are frequently amazed by the positive transformation in their loved one when they come to Culrose, both physically and mentally. in fact the most common comment we get when someone has moved in and experienced at first hand the great life they now enjoy here is 'I wish I'd done it much sooner!'
But don't just take our word for it. We have an open door policy and you're more than welcome to chat with existing residents and their families for a first hand account of the exceptionally high quality care your loved one will experience at Culrose House.
We hope that after viewing our website you'll feel that Culrose House looks like the sort of home your loved one would like to live in. However there's no substitute for actually experiencing the atmosphere in the home and talking directly to the staff and residents yourself.
So we'd like to invite you on a personal guided tour to really get to know the home. We'll take you for a good look around and afterwards you can talk to whomever you please and wander round yourself as much as you like.
We want you to be absolutely sure this is the right home for you, so you're also more than welcome to join us for a day to meet everyone, get involved and see what life is like first hand. Or you can simply join us for lunch and one of the many entertainment sessions if a whole day is not convenient.
To arrange your personal guided tour please call us on 01379 778250 or click here to email us. Or feel free to call in anytime for a look around. The kettle's always on and we'd love to meet you.
P.S. Culrose House is a very popular home and is often full. To avoid disappointment please call to check room availability before embarking on a long journey to see the home.