Residents in East Grinstead are invited to take a closer look at the Mill View care home on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st June from 11:00am to 4:00pm, when the Care UK team opens its doors as part of National Care Home Open Day.
Mill View, 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 Mill View care home on Dunnings Road can take part in the Carnival Fiesta themed activities inducing food tasting, face painting and piñatas. On both days there will be dance displays and sensory experiences as well as refreshments and tours of the home.
Attendees of the open day at Mill View 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.
Soonia Shaw, home manager at Mill View, 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 Mill View.
“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 Mill View 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 and Saturday 21st 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 weekend.”
Mill View is a 70 bedded care home which opened in May 2012. The state of the art home has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives.
For further information, please contact customer relations manager Mark Bennett at Mill View, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01342 488 603.
To find out more about National Care Home Open Day, please go to www.nationalcarehomeopenday.org.uk