When you make the move from life on your own to live in a residential care home, you have a right to expect better care and greater happiness. Residential care for the elderly is not about marking time. It’s an opportunity to spread your wings – to make new friends and try new activities.
That’s how it is at Cedar House. We hope you’ll think of this as a step forwards not backwards – a move to a better lifestyle all around.
Everyone at Cedar House has their own space. We have 43 en-suite rooms, each with its own furniture and TV. If you prefer to bring your own furniture, you can make yourself as comfortable as you are at home.
You can take life at your own pace here. You need never feel overwhelmed because we tend to gather in small groups. With two dining/sitting rooms, a reception room, a cafe and a snug to choose from, you can easily find your own level within a group of like-minded friends. When you fancy a change of scene or mood, you can move on to see what other residents are up to.
Outside there are delightful gardens and two warm, south-facing courtyards that are cosy sun traps in the summer. The doors are open so you can come and go as you please.
Once a month we have a residents meeting in which everyone airs their views on any aspect of life at Cedar House. You don’t have to be shy about speaking up.
To keep our menus varied and relevant, we regularly poll residents on what they like to eat. We cook our food onsite each day in our own kitchens using fruit, veg, meat and bread brought in fresh. Our birthday cakes are made by our very own chef, bought or made by Rothley’s popular delicatessen, North’s. From time to time, as a special treat, we enjoy cake and biscuits baked by our own residents.
Care at Cedar House is superb. In its most recent inspector’s report, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) gave us ticks in all categories assessed.
We operate what the CQC calls a ‘care home without nursing’. That means we can look after any elderly resident who doesn’t suffer from dementia or need long-term nursing care. We are always fully-staffed and a district nurse visits every day.
CQC reports and word of mouth are the only reliable ways to judge the quality of care in a residential care home. We score well on both counts: 50% of our residents come to us through personal recommendations. To find out why people recommend us so enthusiastically, you have to see for yourself what we do.