Elizabeth Finn comes to Haslemere
You may not have heard of Elizabeth Finn before, but her former home in London is commemorated by an English Heritage Blue Plaque. Why? At the age of 72, this visionary lady decided to make a stand against poverty, rife in Victorian times, and founded the Distressed Gentlefolks’ Aid Association, a wonderfully old-fashioned term today. Over the years the name of the charity has changed, finally to Turn2us, but its aim remains today as it did 120 years ago, to help those living in poverty.
Elizabeth Finn Homes Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the charity, operates a group of nine award-winning care homes across England providing personal and nursing care. Although the homes are run on a commercial basis, any operating surplus at the end of the financial year passes to Turn2us to support its work – how brilliant is that?
The tenth home in the Elizabeth Finn Group will open in Haslemere in the autumn, on the site of the former Wispers School. Along with all other Elizabeth Finn Homes, Oak Hall will focus on providing industry-leading personalised care, with first-rate facilities and equipment throughout.
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.
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 our social engagement team will liaise with residents to establish their interests in order to develop engagement opportunities tailored to the individual.
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.