Living at Bymead
We have a full time qualified Activities Organiser who is responsible for residents’ social events. The home has its own minibus for outings, shopping and associated trips that will aid the individual to socialise and give added interest to outdoor activities. Our Activities Organiser ensures that our residents carry on with any interests, hobbies or social activities that they may have. Regular activities at Bymead include art classes, keep fit/yoga, baking/cooking sessions, gardening/potting plants. Residents also enjoy regular music, entertainment and visits from the Manager’s Fox Red Labrador, Rufus.
We also have a hairdresser that visits every Tuesday in our own hairdressing room for the comfort of our residents.
The meals service at Bymead are of a high standard and are all home cooked; we offer a variety of meals and all our produce is locally sourced as far as is practicable. Special medical diets and dietary needs are catered for. There are also facilities in the home where relatives can come and have a meal with their family member residing in the home.
We have a full-time Housekeeping team who ensure that the home is kept clean and fresh. All laundry is done on the premises and we can arrange for any items to be sent for dry cleaning at an additional charge.
We operate an in-house shop which provides magazines, sweets and toiletries etc.
Private chiropody is available every eight weeks at the residents’ request. The NHS Chiropodist visits every eight weeks (for diabetic residents only).
One of our Activity Coordinators is a qualified massage therapist and will give a complementary massages when requested. Additional treatments are available on a chargeable basis.
A private Acupuncturist with a background in elderly care is available.