Our aim is to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere, not just for our residents but for their families as well. We encourage relatives to visit any time they wish, day or night, and to stay as long as they would like. Keeping people active is an integral part in keeping people happy and healthy, and as such, we pride ourselves on our activities and events.
We employ a full time Welfare Officer whose principle role is to spend time particularly with our new residents. She provides the one-to-one companionship and friendship so often missing when people live alone. This interaction also provides an extremely useful insight into each resident's life history and own unique character when compiling their care plans.
In addition to our Welfare Officer, we employ two full-time Activity Co-ordinators. Typical activities include arts and crafts, card games, baking and our ever popular general quiz events. We also offer a full programme of visiting performers including guest singers, musicians, show tunes and recitals. We also have a link to the local Cumnor House School and have had the joy of their choir and young musicians performing at our Christmas concert.
We are never short for an excuse for a party at Temple Grove, whether it be Christmas, Easter, Halloween or Valentines. Our annual summer party in our gardens is one not to be missed! If there are no official celebration days, we hold our own themed parties including cheese and wine evenings!
Nutrition is a cornerstone of our care. We constantly monitor our residents to ensure that they are provided with a balanced diet that best suits their needs. We recognise the huge importance of good, wholesome, homemade food. Our menu changes daily with a choice of 2 options. Light bites such as omelettes, soup and sandwiches are always available on request. We also recognise food to be more than just nutrition and that the social interaction at meal times is a vital part of the day for our residents. Meal times are never rushed and whilst residents are free to take meals in their own rooms, we actively encourage our residents to eat in the dining rooms.