Norwood House is a 4 floor Victorian property, with 3 lounges situated on the Ground Floor and a lounge on the Basement Floor. There are two toilets on the ground floor which are easily accessible for all, with handrails allocated in each to promote independence. The home has 19 bedrooms (10 en-suite) spread over the 4 floors. Residents are encouraged to bring as many personal items of there own to furnish their room. A lift that has been installed into the home is accessible from all floors at all times, allowing the residents to get to each floor in the safest way possible. Choice is provided as Norwood house has a bath with a hoist and a newly refurbished wet room, for those who would prefer to have a shower.
Prior to moving in, as much information about the person is gained, so all staff know about the life and experiences the individual has been through. It encourages the person centred approach that is so important when continuing their life in their new home. This could be as simple as where they grew up and photographs from when they were younger.
Arts & Crafts
The creative sides of our residents are encouraged, ensuring their freedom of expression in all forms. The home has a Diversional Therapist who comes into the home four days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
She provides arts and crafts sessions for the residents, allowing them to create homemade decorations during Easter, Christmas, Valentines Day etc.
She also provides Massage Therapy, Music Therapy and fun quizzes that the residents can take part in, if they wish to do so.
Here at Norwood House we want our residents to enjoy their time here as much as possible. Throughout the year we hold numerous fundraising parties from a New Years Party to Themed Tea Parties in the Summer. They are great opportunities for the residents to have fun with their families and for everyone to meet each other. With entertainment, games and a raffle, it always puts a smile on their faces.
The proceeds gained from these parties get put into a ‘Resident Fund’ in order to buy new things. Most recently, a seasonal board, memory box and wall games.
Singing For The Brain
We feel that it is extremely important that the residents have the opportunity to socialise outside of the home, taking them to as many events as possible.
Every Wednesday afternoon, with the help of the owners and volunteers, residents are accompanied to a local singing event called ‘Singing For The Brain’ which is organised by the Alzheimer’s Society.
It promotes the choice for residents to meet and greet other people in a similar situation to them and allows them to share stories and experiences.