About The Mead
About The Mead
Within The Mead you will also find our Q Club – a place where those living within the community can spend the day with us. To find out more about what's available from our day care service, take a look at The Mead's Q Club.
Throughout The Mead you will find a wide range of communal areas including lounges, cosy corners, dining rooms, themed areas and more, there are plenty of opportunities to socialise and spend your time with others, but you are welcome to simply enjoy the privacy of your own room. All bedrooms are fully furnished and include en-suite facilities.
At The Mead our team of Activity Care Workers are on hand to plan a wide range of activities for you to enjoy, from arts and crafts and gentle exercise, to entertainment and outings, there is always something to get involved with.
If you enjoy the outdoors, The Mead benefits from a beautifully landscaped garden where the green fingered can enjoy a spot of gardening, or simply relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Our services and facilities
We always aim to offer a full range of services to meet our residents’ needs, whatever they may be. The list below details everything on offer at this home, if you’re looking for something that’s not available here, just give us a call on 01707 393293 to find out if one of our other homes may be better suited to your needs.
Types of care we support
Welcome to The Mead Q Club. Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm, our Borehamwood club offers day guests the opportunity to make new friends, whilst taking part in a range of activities.
The Q Club has a beautifully refurbished conservatory style Day Club with lovely views of the garden. The team aim to provide a calming yet stimulating and safe environment for those who need it. It is closed off to the rest of the Home so remains unaffected by the busy reception and goings on at The Mead. Within the club the team organise a range of activities with arts and crafts, cooking, gardening and board games all on offer, and we make a point of celebrating special occasions such as birthdays and nation-wide events.
Meet our team
From a little girl I have always wanted to run my own home, to have the ability to change people’s lives for the better is something I am truly grateful for. We all have good and bad days but knowing the positive impact that we have on residents and their families at some of the most challenging and heart breaking times of their lives makes it all worthwhile. Supporting staff and leading the way is something I am proud to do and I know we have the makings of future managers in our staff teams. It’s true what they say though, if you love what you do you’ll never “Work” a day in your life.
The Home Manager runs all aspects of the home, taking care of the business side of things and ensuring their home provides a high standard of care. While each Manager brings their own flair to the role, they do all have some qualities in common, especially their leadership and organisational skills. The role is very varied, involving plenty of resident interaction alongside the more administrative work to keep the home running smoothly. Our Managers typically hold, or are working towards, a relevant qualification and have proven experience in caring for older people.
The Deputy Home Manager shares responsibility with the Home Manager for running the home. Deputy Manager’s will each bring their own skill set to the home, some offering more assistance with the business side of things while others focus largely on care. However, whether they look at it from a business or care perspective, the focus of the Deputy is always to ensure that their home is offering the very best quality of life for our residents. Experienced and either holding or working towards their qualifications, Deputy Home Managers are capable and driven to providing the best of everything for their residents.
The Chef Manager organises every aspect of the catering operation and provides a safe, nutritious, quality service to our residents using freshly produced food. With a hands-on role, leading a team, they provide a quality catering service and help create a warm and friendly atmosphere for our residents. Working with our residents they help to create menus to meet their needs and suit their tastes. They also create and provide fine dining events, using Quantum Care’s award-winning Dining Club concept.
I enjoy working and being with the residents and the challenges I find in my role. I like the teamwork aspect to my work with other staff.
Keeping the team of Housekeepers running as it should is the Housekeeping Manager. Supervising and organising their teams is just part of it as these Managers work alongside them to keep the home clean and inviting. The comfort of residents is the most important thing to our Housekeeping Managers which is why they work so hard to create an environment in which residents can’t help but feel at home. Multi-tasking and communication skills are some of the most important of the Housekeeping Manager’s qualities as they and their team create a home where resident’s dignity is never compromised and independence is always encouraged. Our Housekeeping Managers ensure that all areas of our home are safe, clean, well maintained and presented in a way to create a warm and homely environment. They have an important role in maintaining our infection, prevention and control standards to make sure our residents stay well.
The Administrator will focus on the smooth running of the home; in whatever area they may be needed. From greeting visitors to recruiting, the Administrator is present in many aspects of life in the home, even if you don’t always see them! To be successful in the role, our Administrators have to be flexible and calm, able to multi-task and always keen to take on a new challenge. It’s often the Administrator that brings the IT skills to a home, helping them to keep everything organised. Above that though, Administrators are communicators, able to speak confidently and listen closely to everyone from Managers and Care Workers to visitors and residents.
The Mead Christmas
At The Mead in Borehamwood on Christmas Day, as well as from their families, residents had gifts from the home, chosen especially by their key workers, as well as really kind gifts from Parkside Community Primary School
Cards of Care
The Mead in Borehamwood received some lovely “Cards of Care” from Habs Boys and Girls Senior Schools – the residents loved receiving them and enjoyed reading out the sweet messages inside the handmade cards. #CardsOfCare
Donations from Parkside Community Primary School for The Mead
The Mead in Borehamwood were delighted to receive generous donations from Parkside Community Primary School for Harvest Festival – the residents really loved their toiletry gifts. We would like to extend our thanks to all that donated, so kind of you!
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