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Open Day at Kingsleigh Care Home in Woking

June 16th 2014

Residents in Woking are invited to take a closer look at the Kingsleigh care home on Friday 20th June from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, when it opens its doors as part of National Care Home Open Day.

Kingsleigh Care Home, which is run by leading health and social care provider Care UK, is fully embracing National Care Home Open Day, which aims to welcome members of the public to their local care homes, connecting residents with their communities, and changing perceptions of care homes.

Visitors to the Kingsleigh care home on Kingsfield Road can take part in a host of family-friendly activities, with entertainment from a Country and Western singer and line dancers.  Players from Woking FC will be special guests, and refreshments and tours of the home will be available throughout the day.

Attendees of the open day at Kingsleigh Care Home will also be able to pick up complimentary copies of Care UK’s ‘As Easy As ABC’ guide and the recently launched ‘Listen, Talk, Connect’. The popular guides provide practical information for those caring for loved ones living with dementia, as well as advice on how to communicate with a loved one in a care home and make the most of their visits.

Wendy Dodimead, home manager at Kingsleigh, said: “With 113 care homes across the UK, Care UK has pledged its support to National Care Home Open Day; and on a local level, we are looking forward to welcoming members of the public to Kingsleigh.

“Some people do still have misconceptions about care homes, and it is therefore necessary to dispel any myths and to demystify everyday life in a care home.  We are very proud of Kingsleigh and we are keen to take the opportunity to showcase everything the care home has to offer and the difference it makes to our residents’ lives. 

“On Friday 20th June, visitors will have the opportunity to get to know the team here, and to find out more about the modern care environment and our approach to activity-based care.  We have set out to create a fun and entertaining event for the local community, as well as our residents and their families, and we hope members of the public will join us for what promises to be a memorable day.”

Kingsleigh has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives.  The home offers a range of care services including residential, specialist dementia, and respite care.

For further information, please contact customer relations manager Toby Swallow at Kingsleigh, by emailing toby.swallow@careuk.com or telephone 01483 698332

The free guides are available to download from the Care UK website at www.careuk.com/talkdementia or www.careuk.com/abc

To find out more about National Care Home Open Day, please go to www.nationalcarehomeopenday.org.uk

Kingsleigh is a comfortable and welcoming, purpose-built residential dementia care home, providing care which is tailored to residents' individual needs

Kingsleigh
off Kingfield Road
Woking
Surrey
GU22 9EQ (for sat nav use GU22 9DX – road next to Bonham House)

0333 4343 048