'Facilities are second to none' - Orchid Care Home opens doors to public this weekend

By Claire Dukes - 5 June 2019


A care home in North Swindon is opening its doors to the public to showcase the facilities - including a hair salon and dementia suite - it has to offer for prospective users.

The Orchid Care Home, based in North Swindon, will be opening its doors to the public Saturday 8 June.

Established in 2013 the care home currently provides 84 bedrooms, taking in service users from across Wiltshire who require general nursing care or suffer from a mental health issue - including Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The care home also provides end of care services.

Most recently, in 2017, the care home unveiled its brand-new dementia suite which includes a cafe, post office, toy room and laundry room for residents to use at their leisure.

Djoanah Turla, Orchid Care Home's manager, said: "We at Orchid pride ourselves in delivering optimum levels of care to those that reside with us.

"The facilities in the home are second to none and the ample space around the home enables the service users to be independent and enjoy their individual pursuits in a safe environment.

“As well as our many facilities Orchid Home has introduced many stimulating accessories and activities for our service users, particularly for those with dementia, including themed murals along the corridors, – including a London bus stop, which many of our guests like to wait at - memory boxes and dementia muffs.

“This Saturday is a great opportunity to come in and talk to our staff and view our wonderful facilities.”

Other facilities include:

  • Hair salon – a Hairdresser works four days a week
  • Six communal lounges
  • Library – the Library is where the service user can go and sit and read a book or even have a game of snooker/darts
  • Café area – guests can enjoy a piece of cake with your cup of tea / coffee when they visit
  • Cinema – a large Cinema room where Service users can watch films. It is also used for church services, parties with the option for outside entertainment come in
  • Mini bus – a Mini Bus to go for outings - sometimes the local pub for lunch, or to Dobbie’s Garden Centre and anywhere else that maybe decided.
  • A community garden out the back is available to service users and relatives/friends. The activity team also take service users out there in the nice weather, where they do gardening in the raised flower beds or they do crafts out there, last year this included making Bath Boxes.

For further information visit www.carehomesgroup.com/ourcarehome/orchidcare-swindon-care-home/

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