There is a great need to stimulate the interests of the residents and keep them in touch with life outside the home. Most of them have T.V. and or radios in their own rooms, others watch programmes in the sitting-room. Apart from that residents are encouraged to interact with each other by playing games, reminising etc. Music provided by the staff, and videos especially if they are of past history are very interesting to the residents and provide topics for long conversations. Our staff provide an innovative programme of social activities to suit all of the residents . As well as books and magazines in the lounge, the Mobile Library comes every third week. The hairdresser and chiropodist are available on a regular basis. Visioncall Services come annually and provide sight tests for the residents.
Some of the residents' rooms overlook the beautiful gardens. There is a very comfortable lounge and a large dining area both of which exceed the 4.1 sq.m of communal space for each resident. There is also a chapel which can be used at all times.We also have a hairdressing room/ visitors room. There is an assisted bath , toilets close to the lounge and dining areas.The residents' bedrooms all have beautiful private on-suites.
For the Safety of both residents and staff, regular fire drills are held. The fire alarm is tested weekly. In an emergency all doors will close automaticlly. All our fire equipment, electrical items etc are tested annually. Smoke detector alarms are fitted, also nurse call bells in all bedrooms, bathrooms, toilets and communal areas.
The following list is an example of some of the facilities at the Franciscan Convent Residential Care Home:
* Resident RC Chaplain
* Unlimited access to the chapel
* Services for other denominations by visiting Chaplains
* Hairdressing Male/Female
* Chiropody Service
* Dental Care
* Optician - Yearly
* Letter writing - Posting of mail
* Outings, weather permitting
* Postal voting service
* Public telephones
* Mobile library
* Internet/ Email access
* Sky TV available in bedrooms
* Entertainment/Activities - Bingo, Exercise, Visiting Entertainers, Pet therapy etc.