The Pinewood Lodge day centre in South Oxhey, named the ‘Sunshine Club’ by its members, is focused on caring for those with higher needs still living in the community. Their activity programme incorporates memory games and seated exercises to promote the well-being of their members as well as offering fun and relaxation in equal measure. The more recreational activities range from playing board games to listening to live entertainers and all help to encourage members to come together as a group, socialise and get to know one another. The day centre arranges monthly outings with destinations varying from garden centre visits to seaside days out. These trips are always popular, allowing residents to explore new places, revisit old favourites and simply enjoy a change of scenery.
The centre itself is based in a quiet residential area in South Oxhey, with woodlands and open fields nearby and full access to the professional care facilities of the home it’s attached to. These include bathing and laundry facilities which allow the care staff to support members and home-carers with personal care as well as regular visits from a hairdresser and a chiropodist each providing their services within the comfortable and familiar environment of Pinewood Lodge. In addition, the chef and kitchen staff make each member a two-course cooked lunch every day, taking into account their nutritional needs.
The building is designed to accommodate members with dementia and mobility difficulties, ensuring comfortable surroundings with plenty of space to move around for those reliant on wheelchairs and other mobility aids.
The team at our day centre in South Oxhey describe their goal as providing a safe, fun and supportive environment for their members whilst giving carers the chance to relax or catch up with other things, secure in the knowledge that their loved one is well cared for.
Types of care
- Day Care
- Dementia Care