Country singers and line dancing were the order of the day at Kingsleigh care home when it welcomed the people of Woking through its doors last week as the home took part in National Care Home Open Day.
Run by leading health and social care provider Care UK, Kingsleigh care home pledged its support for the annual initiative, which aims to dispel myths around the care environment, changing perceptions of care homes and connecting residents with their communities.
Visitors also enjoyed a host of family-friendly activities, met special guests from Woking FC and took part in tours of the home. Kingsleigh’s team was also on hand to answer any questions.
Wendy Dodimead, home manager at Kingsleigh, said: “National Care Home Open Day provided a fantastic opportunity for the team at Kingsleigh to invite local people to take a closer look at the care home. It was a pleasure to meet and greet all of our visitors and everyone enjoyed the activities.
“We hope that by opening our doors we have challenged any preconceived ideas about care homes and we have demonstrated how the modern care environment is warm and inviting, and plays an important role in the community.”
Those who visited Kingsleigh picked up complimentary copies of Care UK’s first-person guides - ‘As Easy As ABC’ guide and the recently launched ‘Listen, Talk, Connect’. The guides provide practical information and tips to 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.
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 services including residential, specialist dementia care and respite care.
For further information, please contact customer relations manager Toby Swallow at Kingsleigh, by emailing email@example.com or telephone 01483 698332.
To view a gallery of images from National Care Home Open Day, please go to www.nationalcarehomeopenday.org.uk