St Nicholas provides residential, nursing and dementia care for 49 persons. We pride ourselves on offering highly professional care for the elderly, with a personal touch. We are pleased to admit service users for long term, short term, convalescence/respite and holiday stays.
In 2010, the Home was extended to provide additional nursing and residential services. The new Nursing side of the home was named the Myra Wing. Myra, an ancient town in Lycia (Turkey), was where St Nicholas became a Bishop. St Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to those in need, a trait that we try to foster with all our staff.
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At St Nicholas House, we have a full time Activities Coordinator, Kerry Young. Kerry’s recent Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI) received an 'excellent' rating. Some of the daily activities that we provide are:
We also have a weekly visit from a qualified beautician who provides our residents with manicures and pedicures; this is a lovely experience to allow each individual to feel properly pampered, as well as receiving regular hairdressing visits.
The aim and purpose of our therapeutic activities is to improve and develop the patient’s personal skills and maintain previous and existing interests and hobbies.
Private Chiropody appointments available on request.
Pets As Therapy dog Tilly is a favourite visitor to the home and is very warmly welcomed.
Holy Communion is also available for all.
All bedrooms have televisions, telephone point and internet access and low surface temperature radiators.
A nurse call system operates in all bedrooms and en suites.
Bathrooms and walk in shower rooms have a variety of lifting aids. An eight person lift gives easy access to all floors.
We have four lounges of which two are dining rooms, along with a hairdressing salon. High specification electric profiling beds with back rest and knee brace are provided for nursing residents.
The services that compliment and support direct care include:
Catering: Our experienced catering department provides a choice of meals from our menu. Alternatives can be provided as requested. Drinks and snacks are provided between meals and on request. Friends and relatives are welcome to dine with service users at minimal additional cost. Anniversaries and special occasions are celebrated.
Housekeeping: All rooms and communal areas are cleaned daily and there is also a daily laundry service.
Maintenance: A programme of safety checks, repairs, re decoration is undertaken by our maintenance engineer. Equipment and systems maintenance is conducted at the required intervals via external contractors.
Hairdressing: A private hairdresser visits weekly and payments are made direct.
Chiropodist: A private chiropodist visits every 6 weeks and payments are made direct.
Beautician: A beautician visits weekly, however private visits are available on request.
Nursing & Residential Care: St Nicholas House endeavours to provide quality nursing & residential care to our service users & to ensure the smooth running of the home at all times. The homes staff are chosen for their understanding nature & are trained & qualified in a diverse range of nursing & residential care. Our nurses comply with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct & in the absence of the Manager the Deputy or Nurse in Charge ensures the smooth running of the Home.
"My mother was a resident at St. Nicholas House until she passed away. From the moment I entered the car park I sensed that it was a quality establishment where there was a modern nursing block and an old vicarage residential block. It had a certain ‘wow” factor both outside and inside. The service provided was always warm and welcoming with every member of staff responding positively and lovingly towards residents. In addition, they regularly offered cups of tea and biscuits to visitors. Kitchen staff created tasty menus on the premises that catered for individual nutritional needs. Nothing seemed too much trouble. The management staff was always approachable and made time to deal with any questions or issues. They showed genuine caring concern to the highs and lows that I experienced during my mothers’ rapid demise during her battle with cancer. My mother was encouraged to bring any personal belongings, photographs etc. in order to make her room comfortable and familiar. It was explained to me that it would assist conversations in getting to know my mother as a person rather than focusing purely on her needs. I will always feel indebted to this home and will never forget the kindness of staff as they looked after my mother as if she was their own. I am extremely satisfied that she received high quality care and that she experienced luxury in her surroundings during her end of life journey."
“I assure you that my thoughts are often drawn to you and the wonderful care and attention that you provide. I made reference to this in my mother’s obituary report which was printed in last week’s County Times. We will certainly visit again as we have withdrawal symptoms and miss our chats, coffee/tea and cakes”
“Thank you all for your kindness and care shown to my mother during her time with you. This is so greatly appreciated by us.”
“Just a note to say thank you so much for looking after mum so well over the last one and a half years. She made many good friends with the staff, which helped her make the best of her time.”
“Words cannot express our gratitude to you all for the care, love and attention you gave mum when she was with you. You made such a difference to her quality of life and whilst she was only with you for a year, we have such a peace of mind that this year was a happy one.”
“I am writing, rather belatedly, to place on record the thanks of myself and the rest of my mother’s family for all the care and attention you and your staff gave her during her three months stay at St. Nicholas House. In view of her distressed state of mind and the difficulties that resulted in looking after her needs we are so grateful that you did not ‘give up on her,’ for want of a better phrase, and that the end of her life, when it came, was a peaceful one.”
“Many thanks to all the staff for all your help, support and kindness shown to mum during her stay.”
“With many thanks for the kindness that you have shown me during my stay at this home. I must move on now to be nearer the family.”
“Thank you for looking after and caring for Dad so well, and for my tea and biscuits that you gave me.”