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Aloha to you!

July 1st 2013

On Friday June 21, Care UK’s homes joined hundreds of others around the country in opening their doors for the first National Care Home Open Day, and at Echelforde we took the opportunity to join in the celebrations.

Lots of visitors came to say aloha to the team and residents at our Hawaiian themed event in our home’s day centre and grounds. As well as face painting, side stalls and a guess the weight of the Hawaiian cake competition, there were also tours around the home and a barbecue.

Home Manager Jennifer Sharman said: “It was a fun-packed day and it gave us a wonderful opportunity to show people around the home, to tell them about our activities and about Care UK’s unique approach to person-centred care.”

As well as showing visitors around our home we also gave away copies of the brand new book As Easy As ABC: Care UK’s Top 100 Hints and Tips for Activity Based Care. If you would like to learn more about ABC and how it can improve older people’s independence and wellbeing you can download it from www.careuk.com.

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In the heart of Ashford, Surrey, Echelforde is a purpose-built care home, delivering person-centred care. Taking time to know each resident, our compassionate teams understand that a smile or pleasant word goes a long way. Learning their preferences, favourite activities and life story, allow these details to be included in their tailored care plan. This plan is regularly updated and also includes meticulously kept medical notes. Providing residents with a warm and welcoming home, Echelforde offers comfortable, spacious lounges, beautiful dining rooms, a hair and beauty salon, shop and a bar. Outside the gardens are perfect for a quiet stroll, or some gentle exercise. If they wish, residents are welcome to join in with a little light gardening. Activities, such as quizzes, handcrafts and singing, or outings to local attractions, take place regularly, and residents can join in or look for a one-to-one session if they prefer. We also foster strong connections with the local community and many residents enjoy socialising with their new friends.

Echelforde
College Way
Ashford
Surrey
TW15 2XG

0178 4817 821

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care