At Larkland House care home in Ascot we’re always learning from residents – what they’ve done and seen in life and what they’re still keen to do.
When a new resident joins us at Larkland House, we spend time getting to know them, what they like and dislike, their life stories and interests. We then use what we learn to plan their care, to arrange activities they’ll enjoy, and even to plan meals they’ll love. As they settle in at the care home, and throughout their time with us, we’ll continue learning more about them. It’s sharing feedback, stories and laughter that makes what we do so rewarding.
Activities for everyone
We’re committed to providing Activity Based Care – helping residents to keep active and independent. Many residents enjoy taking part in our baking afternoons where they make cakes for everyone to share during our afternoon teas. Other regular activities include skittles, board games, quizzes, cooking, bingo and crossword sessions. Of course, with COVID, some of the activities may look a little different and all are socially distanced, but we’ve been able to work to run favourite things to do, and even think up some new ones.
Getting out and about
We’re very lucky that our care home is so well situated, just a short walk from a variety of lovely shops, restaurants and cafes in Ascot. We are also just round the corner from the world-famous Ascot racecourse. As well as activities in the home, we make the most of our fantastic location for short trips out, or longer outings to other places nearby.
Enjoying good food
The Larkland House care home catering team love producing delicious and nutritious meals for residents. Every meal time is a sociable occasion at Larkland House: there’s always lots of choice and plenty to eat. Our themed lunches and dinners – whether it’s Valentine’s Day or Burns Night – are also eagerly anticipated. Afternoon cream teas are a regular excuse for a bit of baked indulgence!
Our care home team believes in supporting each resident and their family throughout their time with us, right from the moment they look around the home. Quite often we get to know residents’ families as well as we do the residents themselves. Our role is to help them to care for their loved one, not to take over.