The Hyde Valley House day centre in Welwyn Garden City is a friendly and social group. Members chat with one another and form good friendships, supported by the inclusive structure of the activities which focus on bringing people together to create a close, family feel. Each day is planned to suit the members attending and then tailored to fit their preference on the day. Favourites like the morning crossword appear regularly with other activities including food tasting and arts and crafts also making an appearance. The home’s two gardens are also easily accessible for members, whether they simply wish to enjoy the outdoors or try their hand at a gardening activity. Seated exercise and memory games are incorporated into the group’s activities to support health and well-being and to assist those living with dementia.
The specialist care team are trained to support a wide range of dementia and physical needs and always work to ensure that those with any difficulties communicating or participating in certain activities are included. More personal care services such as bathing and laundry can be provided in the day centre for those who need extra assistance, often taking the pressure off home carers who may struggle with the facilities at home.
The Hyde Valley House care home, which the day centre is based in, is one of Quantum Care’s older buildings. As such, both the home and day centre are preparing to relocate to a brand new, purpose-built home in 2017. The new home, also based in Welwyn Garden City, is currently under construction and once completed will provide the very latest in care facilities to all members and home residents as well as much more space. In the meantime, the existing Hyde Valley House care home has all the amenities expected of a professional care home and a full range of facilities to meet its members’ needs. The home’s chef cooks a two-course lunch for members, ensuring that their nutritional needs are met while external services such as hairdressing and chiropody can be arranged through the day centre, allowing members to access these services from within a familiar environment.
Types of care
- Day Care
- Dementia Care