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Your Visit to Swarthmore Residential Care Home

16th February

Choosing a residential care home is a significant decision, and finding the right fit is essential for your comfort and well-being. The staff at Swarthmore Residential Care Home understands this, and we welcome you to experience our unique blend of quality care, inclusive values, and a sense of home. While brochures and websites offer valuable insights, nothing compares to an in-person visit to truly understand the day-to-day atmosphere of a care home.

In this blog, we'll guide you through the simple process of arranging a viewing at Swarthmore Residential Home and share what to expect during your visit.

Start Your Journey at Swarthmore - Scheduling Your Visit

Ready to see if Swarthmore Residential Care Home could be your perfect fit? The journey begins with a friendly conversation. Give us a call at 01753 885 663 (Option 1) and you'll speak with Sally. Sally's dedicated to helping new residents settle in and make Swarthmore their home from home.

Sally is more than happy to answer your questions about the different care options we provide at Swarthmore. To ensure we're the right match for your needs, she may ask about your current health and care requirements. This helps us personalise your visit and offer a clear picture of life at Swarthmore.

We understand that life gets busy, which is why we offer viewings 7 days a week to accommodate your schedule. At Swarthmore, we deeply value our residents' routines and well-being. Lunchtime is a special time for residents to gather and enjoy their meals, we generally arrange viewings at other times of day.

Swarthmore Residential Care Home is located just outside Gerrards Cross town centre, Buckinghamshire, and is easily accessible by car or public transport.

What To Expect During Your Visit

To truly understand what it's like to call Swarthmore home, we recommend setting aside an hour for your visit. This gives you time to soak in the atmosphere and explore all that we have to offer.

Your tour will include a stroll through our beautifully landscaped gardens, which change with the seasons, offering vibrant colours and tranquil spaces. If you arrive during an activity session (mornings around 11/11:30 or afternoons around 2:30pm), you're welcome to join in. Our daily activities range from poetry and pet therapy to crafts and musical performances.

Sally will then guide you through our newly refurbished dining area, where our chefs prepare fresh, delicious meals daily. We take pride in our varied menus, which are displayed in advance, and we happily cater to individual dietary needs.

Next, you'll have the opportunity to see our thoughtfully designed rooms. While availability may vary, here's an overview of our options:

Standard Rooms: Comfortable with a vanity sink and easy access to shared bathrooms.

Classic Rooms: More spacious than standard, with partial or full ensuites.

Premium Rooms: Our largest option, with full ensuites and, in some cases, direct garden access.

Each room is tastefully decorated in calming colours that echo the natural world. Sally will explain our nurse call system and other features.

Our inviting communal areas provide spaces to relax, socialise, and participate in activities. During warmer months, you can enjoy a cup of tea on the patio or under a gazebo. As you walk through our home, we hope you'll experience the warmth and homeliness both staff and residents take great care to maintain.

If You Have Any Questions

We understand that visiting a care home can be an overwhelming experience! With all the new information to absorb, it's completely normal if you can't think of questions on the spot. Please don't hesitate to ask us anything – your peace of mind is our priority. To get you started, here are some common questions we hear from visitors:

• What are your visiting hours, and are there any restrictions on the number of visitors (including children)?

• Are guests welcome to visit during mealtimes, and is there an option for them to dine with residents?

• What amenities are nearby, such as shops, parks, and places of worship? Are they easily accessible?

• Could you tell me more about your staffing levels, their qualifications, and the ongoing training they receive?

• How do you assess potential residents to ensure Swarthmore is the right fit for their needs?

• Are residents encouraged to personalise their rooms with their own furniture and belongings?

Before You Go..

Sally will provide you with a copy of our brochure and standard contracts to review at your leisure.

We understand that this is a major decision, and we encourage you to take your time. If further questions arise, or you'd like to discuss your specific needs in more detail, please don't hesitate to contact us. Sally would be delighted to schedule a follow-up call or another visit to ensure you have all the information you need.

Ready to learn more or arrange a visit? Contact Sally at 01753 885 663 (Option 1).

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