Home Life - Littlebourne Care Home

Home Life

Family values are the core ethos of Littlebourne House. We are exceedingly flexible and are more than happy to accommodate your routine.

Social Events and Activities

Our Activity Co-ordinator organises a wide range of pursuits and outings for the residents. Please visit Activities Page for detailed information.

A variety of events and activities take place throughout the week. The activity schedule is displayed on the notice board and individual sheets are given to residents on request.

Family and friends are always invited to join us in celebrating events such as Easter, Summer Fair, Bonfire Night and Christmas, as well as any activities taking place during the week. We help residents celebrating special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries.

Residents have access to a variety of magazines, books, CDs, DVDs and wi-fi internet access

Dining

Breakfast 8:00 - 9:00
Morning Tea/Coffee 10:30 - 11:00
Lunch 12:30 - 13:30
Afternoon Tea/Coffee 15:00 - 15:30
Supper 17:00 - 17:30
Evening snacks/Drinks On request

Even though we have service times for the meals, residents are always catered for outside these hours and snacks and refreshments are available at all times.

We cater for all special dietary needs and always use fresh meat from the local butchers, fruit and vegetables from the local farm shop and fish from the fishmongers.

All cakes and desserts are homemade and all foods are freshly prepared on the premises. Chef will also cater for any requests made. Our kitchen has the top food hygiene rating of 5 stars.

Each day residents have a choice between cooked and continental breakfast. We always offer alternative and vegetarian choices on the menu. An early morning hot drink is available to residents upon request.

Our catering staff meet dietary requirements such as diabetes, intolerances, allergies and religious requirements. Please feel free to contact the home manager regarding any requirements, we will endeavour to do all we can to help.

View a sample menu

Hair Dressing

Tracy and Jenna are our hair dressers available throughout the week. They will also provide manicure on request.

Safety

Littlebourne House complies with all safety requirements, including smoke detectors, thermostatic water coolers and protective radiator covers. All the main doors and gates are fixed with coded door locks for security.

There is a Nurse-call system fitted in all the bedrooms, bathrooms and communal areas, to ensure 24 hr confidence and reassurance. We are fully compliant with our hoisting and lifting equipment. We also provide profiling beds and airflow mattresses when needed. All equipment is serviced regularly and replaced when necessary.

Residents' capabilities and risks are assessed to ensure safety of care delivered

Doctor and District Nurses

We have an excellent rapport with our G.P. and District nurses who visit on a daily basis if necessary.

The local GP visits the home every Monday to see the residents who have difficulties going to the surgery.

Religious Activities

The Holy Communion service will be held monthly 11.00 a.m. for any resident to attend. For Catholic residents, a priest visits the care home and provides individual service.

St. Vincent's Church at Littlebourne is just around the corner if anyone would like to attend the Sunday Service.

Other Facilities

Chiropodist visits every 6 weeks, Mobile Dentist visits every 2 months. The Optician, audiologist and reflexologist can be obtained upon request. Please contact the Home Manager or the Administration Manager for further details. We employ independent OTs to assess each residents' mobility needs and risks, and advice on which equipment or aid is suitable to promote independence.

Reminiscence Therapy is provided by the Activities co-ordinator. We have Millie and Welly, 2 Labrador dogs visit our Home regularly for residents who miss their pets or enjoy company of animals.

For more information about the services we provide please contact us or call us on 01227 721527.