Gosberton House is a dual registered nursing and residential care home.
Each of our residents has their own individual care plan which is updated on a daily basis. Resident and relative involvement in these care plans is encouraged. The home uses a fully computerised care plan system.
The doctor visits the home regularly. Residents are accompanied on hospital and doctor’s visits when necessary.
An apartment is available for relatives to stay so they can be close to their loved one.
RESIDENTIAL CARE is for those who find it difficult to cope at home or need more help than their personal carers can provide at home. We provide 24 hour care and all that it involves, meals and personal care – such as help bathing, dressing, laundry, cleaning, social and psychological needs.
NURSING CARE provides the same as the residential care but also has qualified nurses in attendance to provide 24 hour a day nursing care. Residents who join us as residential residents will automatically become nursing residents should their level of care needs change.
PALLIATIVE AND TERMINAL CARE is active, compassionate care of the chronically and terminally ill, directed at improving quality of life. Palliative care focuses on the control of pain and symptoms also psychological support for the patient and their loved ones. This is provided by specialist trained nurses and carers.
CONVALESCENT OR POST OPERATIVE CARE is a short term care for people recovering from illness or an operation.
RESPITE (SHORT TERM) CARE is usually for a short period of time so that personal carers can have a break. It is residential, nursing or whatever the needs of the resident are.
DAY CARE is available to anyone who would like to spend one or more days a week in the home. Maybe to give the family a break or just to come for a day out, socialise and have lunch.
Our chefs ensure that residents enjoy a balanced diet of nutritional and delicious foods. We have a wide and varied menu providing plenty of choices at every meal.
Special dietary requirements and preferences are catered for. There is a big emphasis that our residents eat a healthy diet for their physical and mental wellbeing.
Our chef regularly visits our residents to encourage them to be involved in menu planning and to discuss personal food preferences.
All meals are prepared in the homes’ onsite kitchen using fresh local produce.
Friends and family can join at meal times as often as they like (for a small charge).
We always try to celebrate residents’ birthdays, if they want. Relatives can book a birthday party and our chefs will organise and prepare a birthday tea.
All activities within the home are designed to encourage and maintain mental alertness, self- esteem and social interaction with other residents whilst recognising the core values of care which are fundamental to the philosophy of our home. Residents are encouraged to continue to pursue existing hobbies and aided to learn new ones.
The home has full time activity coordinators who facilitate group activities as well as one-to-one sessions with residents. We have our own in house hairdresser and regular visits from a chiropodist and religious ministers.
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All of the rooms are single with many having en-suite bathroom facilities. All rooms comply with regulations and are maintained to a high standard ensuring residents comfort. They are all light and spacious complete with TV, phone point and full nurse call safety bells. The home has WIFI throughout and a laptop is available for residents use.
We also have a variety of communal areas comprising of lounges and dining areas as well as a sun terrace and extensive gardens.
The house is fully central heated and has a lift.
All bathrooms are fully equipped and include wheelchair access and supports.
Many of our team have worked with us for a number of years and this sense of continuity and familiarity is something very special.
All of the staff within the home are appropriately qualified to deliver the highest standard of care. A continual staff training programme is implemented to maintain high standards and keep in line with the latest initiatives and developments.
A team of registered nurses provide 24 hour nursing care. Our nurses have specialist expertise in many fields including psychiatric, terminally ill, palliative care, dementia as well as general nursing.
Our team of carers have many years of experience within this profession, are trained and receive regular updates.
Our chefs prepare all meals on the premises to a high standard to meet the special needs of each resident.
Our full time activities coordinators are dedicated to encouraging and maintaining resident’s physical and mental stimulation by way of a wide variety of activities and entertainment.
Our team of domestic staff deal with all housekeeping and laundry duties within the home and are totally responsible for all cleaning duties.
We have a full time maintenance team to deal with the day to day maintenance of the home and gardens.