Greenacres offers Dementia, Residential, Short stay services. Greenacres is a purpose-built home, on the outskirts of Standish town centre, set within well-kept lawns. It is a friendly home offering a varied social calendar and a wide range of activities. It is staffed by an attentive and progressive care team. The home includes a specialist household providing advanced dementia care for up to 12 people.
Home Manager, Nicola Noon has worked in the care sector since 1995. Starting as a Care Assistant, Nicola progressed to Senior Care Assistant, Care Team Leader and then to Senior Care Team Leader, before being appointed Acting Home Manager of Hourigan House in 2009. She has completed a number of care qualifications, including first aid, specialist dementia and palliative care training, and is also a qualified NVQ assessor. Nicola has also completed level four and registered manager’s award and also worked in various homes over the last 18years.
Greenacres has 40 single rooms, including four with en suite bathroom facilities. All rooms have television points.
There are a number of pleasant lounge areas throughout the home. One lounge is directly adjacent to the main dining area in the hub of the home; another overlooks the main street into Standish; one is adjacent to the front door and a fourth one is located on the first floor and tends to be a relatively quiet area. One of the lounges is fitted with a hearing loop, a discreet device to improve sound reception and aid those with hearing difficulties. Meals are served in either the large spacious dining, one of the two smaller dining rooms or may also be served in bedrooms if residents request this. There are pleasant, wheelchair accessible gardens to relax in, and a programme of improvements is currently underway.
Additional services available to residents include a hairdresser who visits on a weekly basis, and newspaper or magazine deliveries which are arranged through a local newsagent. These are charged on a weekly basis as used. There is also a shop trolley service for items such as greetings cards, toiletries and confectionery.
Greenacres currently has three activities co-ordinators, one of whom will discuss your hobbies and interests with you following admission. If there are any lifelong ambitions you have not yet fulfilled, we will seek to enable you to do so. We aim to accommodate all residents’ aspirations and interests as far as possible. There is a regular programme of events and daily activities, which include weekly pub visits, tea dances, art and crafts, sing-a-longs, fun days and a busy social calendar of parties, activities and outings.
Our two cooks provide nutritious varied meals and snacks. They will discuss all your catering requirements in more detail once you come to stay at Greenacres. Cooks at the home are fully qualified in Nutrition and Food Safety and are able to prepare special diets such as Gluten free, Vegetarian and Diabetic. There are two pleasant dining rooms to enjoy your meals. However if you prefer to dine in the privacy of your own room this can be arranged.
Greenacres is situated within a few yards of Catholic, Methodist and Church of England churches, which therefore allows easy access. If you would like to continue to visit a place of worship to practise your faith, please inform a member of staff at your assessment so this can be arranged prior to your admission. The local ministers from both the Methodist and Church of England Church visit fortnightly to conduct a service and offer communion.
Greenacres is situated within a few hundred yards of a busy little village with shops and various places to eat out. We try to maintain links with the local community as much as possible by attending organised fêtes and fayres. Residents are invited to attend the Pensioners Club, attend various functions at Christmas and we are also visited by some of the local primary schools.