Romford Nursing Care Centre
At Romford Nursing Care Centre we provide quality care for young physically disabled people, frail older clients and those with dementia. We offer a relaxed, homely environment and help our residents live freely, in dignity and with choice about their day-to-day life. We believe that each person is an individual and this will always be our priority when planning the care of our residents. We always endeavour to meet the preferences and choices of our residents in all aspects of their care.
Situated in Harold Hill, Essex, we are easy to reach by road via the A12 and M25. We are also close to public transport links with a good network of local buses and trains. There are plenty of local amenities close by including shops, pubs and restaurants.
As a purpose-built home, all areas are easily accessible with good wheelchair access. We also have lifts giving access between floors.
Our relaxed and friendly home provides a safe and comfortable place for residents to socialise with one another or just relax in peace and quiet. All residents’ rooms are en-suite and have been designed to combine comfortable furnishings with modern facilities such as adjustable beds, a nurse call system, and a television aerial loop. Sky TV and wireless Internet access are also available within the home. Residents may have a phone installed in their room or bring their own mobile phone. Our communal areas include a variety of comfortable lounges and dining rooms where residents can socialise or just relax.
We believe that meal times provide a great opportunity for residents to socialise and so we encourage everyone to use the dining areas. However, if residents prefer to enjoy meals in their own room, this can be arranged too.
We know that it’s important to give residents a healthy and varied diet by providing meals that are both tasty and nutritious. We can cater for special diets, including cultural and religious diets and will chat with the chef, a dietician and family members to ensure the resident’s needs and preferences are met.
We provide a variety of ways for residents to enjoy social activities, hobbies and leisure interests. We chat with each resident individually to find out what they enjoy doing most. We have two social activity organisers who arrange various activities such as entertainers, movement to music sessions, sing-alongs, games, bingo, craft and art sessions, and baking. For residents who wish to practise their chosen religion, we will help them to do so wherever possible. Visitors are welcome to come to the home at any time and can meet with residents in the lounge and reception area. Young children are also very welcome to visit and we have facilities for visitors to stay overnight. We have a residents’ group which meets to discuss various topics including activities within the home.
The Romford Care Centre uses the ‘named nurse and key worker’ system, whereby each resident has a carer with a special interest and knowledge of their life history and their preferences. We believe that by having this understanding of the resident’s life history we can give a better level of care and design social activities that take their life experiences into account. We deliver the highest levels of care whilst allowing residents to make decisions about their day-to-day routine such as deciding when to get up and what to wear. Where possible we’ll involve residents when devising their personal care plan and will consult family members where appropriate. Residents are able to retain their own GP where practical, or register with our local GP who visits the home regularly and on request. Other health services such as visits with an optician, dentist and physiotherapist can also be arranged. Our staff are well trained and receive regular training opportunities.