Choosing a care home for your loved one, especially when they have dementia, can be a tricky business. The best way to assess if a home is right for your loved one is to visit and get a feel for the atmosphere, see how well the residents are treated, and what the staff are like with them.
We'd love you to come and visit High Meadows to see how we measure up. You're very welcome to call in anytime. In the meantime we've listed below answers to some of the questions you may have. If there's anything we've missed please feel free to call us on 0208 8681618
High Meadows is not a specialist dementia unit for people who are exhibiting violent, disruptive or aggressive behaviour. If this describes your loved one we recommend you seek specialist help.
For most people who are living with dementia this is not the case and High Meadows will be a great choice. It is primarily a luxury residential care home that has the expertise in dealing with dementia for those residents who develop it as they get older, or those who simply can no longer cope effectively at home.
If you are unsure of whether High Meadows is the right care home to accommodate your loved one's needs please feel free to call the Home Manger on 0208 8681618 for a confidential chat.
We feel the best people to tell you the sort of care your loved one will receive at High Meadows are those who have experienced it. So, here's what two of our grateful families have to say about their loved one's stay here.
Here's what David M had to say about the care his Father received
We immediately liked the home when we first walked in. It is much roomier than most and we were impressed by the manager.
Care of my father has been excellent. The staff identified a chest infection before we or my father had picked up on it and as a result, he was being treated at least 24 hours earlier.
My father is very happy there and considers the care and facilities to be excellent. Perhaps the cost is a little more expensive than some others in the area. But we consider it to be well worth it.
Son of Resident
Here's what Anthony F had to say about his Mother's care
I found the home excellent. My mother is full of praise for the staff, food and rooms. Everyone there wants to help you.
No job was too much for staff. Well done!
We would not hesitate to use you in the future, mum's care was excellent.
Son of Resident
Your loved one's room will be extremely well appointed and tastefully decorated to the highest standard.
However, it's really important that someone who is living with dementia has familiar surroundings so they feel calm and relaxed. So, we'd love you to bring their own ornaments, treasured mementos and small furniture items to make their room their own. We'll even re-decorate it in line with their home decor to truly make it feel like home, if you'd like.
All rooms are large and flooded with light from the large french windows. This light and airy feel contributes to a feeling of calm, as does the view of the beautiful landscaped gardens that surround the home.
We believe the best team in the region! You can meet them here.
Conveying the depth of care and expertise provided at a care home is difficult. After all, everyone says they have brilliant care. We truly believe you'll find the care your loved one experiences at High Meadow is the very best available. Here are a few things we hope will demonstrate that.
Our staff to resident ratio is much higher than the legal requirement and most other care homes. This means our staff can really get to know your loved one and fully understand their needs so that they get all the personal attention they want and need.
High Meadows was developed by a group of GPs and Medical Consultants who were frustrated by the varied and often inadequate standards of care in care homes. They decided to dedicate themselves to creating a care home where excellence in care is standard and only the very best healthcare and support staff are employed. That home is High Meadows.
Families are frequently amazed by the positive transformation in their loved one when they come to High Meadows, both physically and mentally.
If fact, the most common comment we get when someone has moved in and experienced at first hand the great life they now enjoy here is 'I wish I'd done it much sooner!'
But don't just take our word for it. We have an open door policy and you're more than welcome to chat with existing residents and their families for a first hand account of the exceptionally high quality care your loved one will experience here.
The best way to see if High Meadows is the right home for your loved one is to come and visit.
So we'd like to invite you on a personal guided tour to really get to know the home. When you arrive we'll have a quick, confidential chat about your requirements and then take you around the home to show you all the facilities. Afterwards you can ask us about anything we haven't covered, then talk to whomever you please and wander round yourself as much as you like.
We want you to be absolutely sure this is the right home for you, so you and your loved one are also more than welcome to join us for a day to meet everyone, get involved and see what life is like first hand. Or you can simply join us for lunch and one of the many entertainment sessions if a whole day is not convenient.
To arrange your personal guided tour please call us on 0208 8681618 or click here to email us. Or feel free to call in anytime for a look around. The Kettle's always on and we'd love to meet you.
P.S. High Meadows is a very much sought after home with limited rooms. To avoid disappointment we recommend calling at your earliest convenience to arrange a visit or to secure your room.