Residents in Stroud are invited to take a closer look at the Scarlet House care home on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June from 10am to 4pm, when it opens its doors as part of National Care Home Open Day.
Scarlet House, 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 Scarlet House care home on Westwood Road in Ebley can take tours of the home and will have the opportunity to speak to the care team, ahead of the home’s official opening in September. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.
Attendees of the open days at Scarlet House 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.
Pyela Mwale, home manager at Scarlet House, 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 Scarlet House.
“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 Scarlet House 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 Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 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. The care team will be on hand to answer any questions and we hope members of the public will join us for what promises to be a memorable weekend.”
Sensitively-designed to enable its residents to live active and fulfilled lives, Scarlet House will feature its very own cinema, hair and beauty room, and coffee shop.
For further information, please contact customer relations manager Elizabeth Miles at Scarlet House, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07442 505512.
To find out more about National Care Home Open Day, please go to www.nationalcarehomeopenday.org.uk