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