Look­ing for­ward to the au­tumn at Oak Hall Nurs­ing Home, Hasle­mere

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With the glo­ri­ous sum­mer now over, we are head­ing to­wards the au­tumn. The trees in the grounds at Oak Hall, and the wood­land beyond, are be­gin­ning to change colour into a myr­iad of warm tones. The front-lawn, which was com­pletely yel­low and parched, has now re­turned to a lush green. The squir­rels are busy round­ing-up the abun­dant sup­plies of nuts and seeds to see them through the win­ter ahead. All around there is the feel­ing of get­ting-ready for the ap­proach­ing au­tumn.

In­side Oak Hall, we too are get­ting ready for the au­tumn. For us this rep­re­sents the of­fi­cial open­ing of the nurs­ing home and wel­com­ing our first res­i­dents - which is all very ex­cit­ing! The re­fur­bish­ment is on sched­ule to be com­pleted for the first week in Oc­to­ber and the home will have first rate fa­cil­i­ties and equip­ment through­out. Ini­tially, we will open the 24 bed­rooms in the gra­cious orig­i­nal build­ing, while the re­main­ing 27 rooms in the pur­pose-built an­nexe will fol­low as we reach ca­pac­ity. Oak Hall has four cat­e­gories of room rang­ing from stan­dard to suites, suit­able for a cou­ple. All are light, airy and have en suite wet-room fa­cil­i­ties; all have rest­ful colour schemes with high-qual­ity soft fur­nish­ings. There are also as­sisted-bath­rooms avail­able and the floors are ser­viced by three lifts.

As with all Eliz­a­beth Finn Homes, the din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence will be to the same ex­cep­tional stan­dard as the care pro­vided, with restau­rant-style din­ing from a chang­ing menu util­is­ing fresh, sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents. The im­pres­sive re­cep­tion ar­eas in the Home are com­pli­mented by the ad­join­ing Coun­try Club, com­plete with a bistro, fully li­censed bar and a cof­fee area. The res­i­dents of the re­tire­ment vil­lage in the grounds of Oak Hall are wel­come to use th­ese fa­cil­i­ties.

Oak Hall will of­fer a range of care op­tions: res­i­den­tial, full nurs­ing care, respite, con­va­les­cence and spe­cial­ist pal­lia­tive care. We em­ploy the best in or­der to pro­vide the best care and will have high ra­tios of staff to res­i­dents.

We be­lieve that qual­ity of life is as im­por­tant as qual­ity of care, and that our res­i­dents should re­tain as much of their in­de­pen­dence as pos­si­ble, for which the im­por­tance of stay­ing both phys­i­cally and men­tally ac­tive is key. Our so­cial en­gage­ment team will li­aise with res­i­dents to es­tab­lish their in­ter­ests in or­der to develop en­gage­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties tai­lored to the in­di­vid­ual and our so­cial cal­en­dar will be fo­cussed on en­cour­ag­ing men­tal alert­ness, self es­teem and so­cial in­ter­ac­tion both within and out­side the home.

Oak Hall will have an en­light­ened, in­no­va­tive ap­proach to care of the elderly with the holis­tic needs of our res­i­dents firmly at the cen­tre of ev­ery­thing we do. As au­tumn ap­proaches, all the team at Oak Hall are fo­cussed on en­sur­ing that ev­ery­one and ev­ery­thing will be ready to do pre­cisely that.

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