Meresworth day centre in Rickmansworth brings its members together as a group with activities like baking and quizzes being very popular. Individual interests are taken into account and activities are tailored for members, all whilst maintaining the atmosphere of a social club. Strong community links benefit the centre greatly, a dedicated volunteer group called the Friends of Meresworth are a huge help with everything from offering expertise at different activities which expands the range of pastimes available to assisting with fundraising to help the day centre with trips out or bringing entertainers in.
Members are free to go out into one of the home’s three garden areas which gives them plenty of opportunity to strike up a conversation with one of Meresworth’s residents and meet someone new. Similarly, the members are often invited to home events like garden parties in the summer. The activities organiser for the home works closely with the day centre team to ensure that all at Meresworth have every chance to enjoy a wide range of different activities.
The staff are trained to provide specialist care for those living with dementia as well as to support any members with physical disabilities, offering peace of mind to home-carers that their loved ones are well looked after at Meresworth. Personal services including bathing and laundry are available at the day centre and a hairdresser and chiropodist visit regularly. Members’ nutritional needs are met with hot Lunches made by the home’s professional catering staff and a care plan is put in place for everyone who attends, ensuring that they each receive the right level of care support according to their capacity.
The day centre is always eager to welcome new members to their group and the staff will always take the time to get to know those who attend to make sure that they can tailor their care to the individual. They are flexible on attendance, with members able to come in as many days a week as they like and to change the number as they need.
Meresworth has its own Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/meresworthqcl/ - please visit there for the latest news and pictures from the home.
Types of care
- Day Care
- Dementia Care