With so much to do at Carpathia Grange, the challenge is deciding what to do first.
Studies show that supporting an older person to maintain their independence and do meaningful tasks helps to promote their mental and physical health and wellbeing. This is particularly the case when a person is living with dementia. That’s why, everything we do at our Southampton home is focused on helping your loved one to maintain a sense of purpose.
Whether your loved one enjoys music and reminiscence sessions or art classes and fitness sessions, they’ll love the range of activities we organise. If one-to-one time is their preference, our team will support them to do whatever they wish, from enjoying tea, cake and a chat in the café, to taking the electric train along Hythe Pier to look at the passing cruise ships.
During COVID, we’ve done our best to keep life as normal as fulfilling for residents as we can. That’s included adapting activities, such as sports and exercise, so it’s socially distanced and safe, and using home tablets to bring entertainment into the home and stay connected by new means. Of course, when the weather’s good, we’ve also been able to enjoy relaxing and playing games outside in the home’s beautiful garden space.
Learn more about our approach to meaningful lifestyles at Care UK.
Exploring the Southampton area
Carpathia Grange is in a superb location, only a short distance from the western shore of Southampton Water, and Hythe Marina Village, with its waterside homes, shops and restaurants. We make the most of our great setting to watch the passing cruise liners, and, when we’re able to safely do so, explore the nearby cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester and to delve into the area’s maritime past with visits to the world class museums in Portsmouth.
Forming new friendships in the community
Everyone likes to feel that they’re a part of their local community, and this is particularly important for older people. We continue to build links with community groups, charities, entertainers, churches and schools in Hythe. During COVID, we’ve been able to continue these relationships as well as build new ones, using technology such as tablets as well as traditional methods to keep in touch with loved ones. We’ve even made some new friends in our wonderful community who have supported us during this time.
The home is easy to find for visitors travelling from across the south of England. We believe in enabling family and friends to rediscover quality time with their loved one – this may be by using technology to keep in touch, supporting telephone calls, or socially distanced visits using our garden space.
Time to dine
Meal times are the highlight of each day in any care home, and that’s sure to be the case at this home too. Our chef-led catering team will serve up tasty, tempting and nutritious dishes – from classic favourites to more exotic fayre – all made from fresh ingredients. As well as catering for all tastes, diets and cultural requirements, they will happily create something on request, or seek out your loved one’s favourite recipes to add to the menu.
Eating well and drinking plenty of fluids is vital for our health and wellbeing as we get older. Residents will therefore be able to help themselves to snacks and drinks at any time, day or night, from refreshment stations around the home.
We also have an extended in-room dining menu offering amazing choice and delicious meals for those that may choose on occasion to eat in their rooms, by choice or necessity.