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Home Life at Merlewood

Alongside excellent care , we believe in providing the very best lifestyle for our residents. Residents, and our staff share in the desire to make this a reality with consultation and discussion on what they enjoy, want to experience or where to visit.

Merlewood is first and foremost home with comfortable environments, where residents feel genuinely at home. The highest standards of comfort and cleanliness are as important as the tasty, daily meals. We understand the importance of eating well and the enjoyment of eating together with friends . The daily menus provide plenty of variety, are freshly prepared and use seasonal ingredients.

We include residents and their feedback in how the home is run and what activities to organise. The social side of living at Halliwell is important to residents and staff alike. We have regular resident and family meetings and an open door policy so that all our staff are open to conversations and feedback at any time.

Along with our excellent staffing levels, our staff inject energy, companionship and conversation into their daily care routines and there is always someone to ask after you or chat to.

Our Homes are up to date with the very best equipment to assist the team in going about their duties and ensuring the comfort and safety of those they care for.

We work hard to provide a range of interesting and stimulating activities and arrange for visitors from the community to entertain, interact and add to daily life and experiences on a regular basis.

With a variety of lounges , quiet spaces and beautiful gardens, there are plenty of places to relax and chat, play board games, read or to share a cup of tea or an evening drink. There are also quiet spaces for reflection and places to relax with family and friends.

Activities at Merlewood

Our social engagement leaders support all staff and Friends of Merlewood, liaising with residents to establish their interests in order to develop personal engagement opportunities in addition to a wide variety of entertainment and outings.

There is a continuous programme of events, including a gentle fitness exercise programme and our social calendar is focused on encouraging mental alertness, self-esteem and social interaction.

The social engagement team at Merlewood are creative and engaging and provide a variety of weekly activities, annual and seasonal events and outings to suit all tastes and interests. Regular activities include gentle exercise classes, carpet bowls, balloon tennis and cinema afternoons. Alongside weekly social events like coffee mornings, flower arranging and crafts. Local outings are a key part of daily life at Merlewood with visits to the local garden centre, historical sites and countryside, keeping the local ducks well fed. Merlewood has links with colleges and schools and the children’s carol singing is a favourite at Christmas time.

Merlewood also opens its doors to many visitors to share a coffee and a chat with, listen to local talks or to welcome singers and musicians.

Food at Merlewood

We understand the pleasure gained from good food and that the dining experience is an integral part of our residents’ lives. Our commitment to delivering culinary excellence reflects our dedication to well-being.

We take pride in our award-winning restaurant-style dining, where delicious meals are carefully crafted to cater to diverse palates and dietary preferences. Our chefs source the finest ingredients to prepare delicious and nutritious dishes that ensure both enjoyment and health.

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