If you, or a family member, are due to join us as a resident at The Chiswick Nursing Centre, you might have some understandable concerns about what awaits you and what your immediate surroundings might be like.
Your own room can become your home from home. All of our bedrooms are single occupancy with en-suite facilities and designed to care for clients in a safe and friendly environment.
We encourage everyone to personalise their rooms and make them as comfortable as possible with some little reminders of home. This is especially important for those with dementia. Having something familiar close by can bring enormous benefit and solace. For this reason, we afford space for a small piece of favourite furniture – perhaps a comfy chair, bedside table or cabinet.
Photos of relatives and friends and a few cherished ornaments can also provide reassurance. Additionally, they offer a focal point for staff to engage with the residents and encourage them to talk about their home lives and memories. Our Maintenance team have become expert ‘picture hangers’ and ‘shelf fitters’!
Some people are also soothed by a familiar piece of music or a favourite audio book. A radio or CD player can work wonders. If you have joined the ‘Brave new world’ of technology and wish to continue using your Laptop / iPad or even Alexa system – then our free WiFi service will support all of those for you.
With sight and sound addressed, how about scent? A room diffuser with a fragrance from home, or one that evokes happy memories, can enhance surroundings and create a sense of wellbeing.
All of these are simple touches but ones that can go a long way to make you feel right at home.