Open Day at Field Lodge in St Ives

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Residents in St Ives are invited to take a closer look at the Field Lodge care home on Saturday 21 June from 10am to 4pm, when the Care UK team opens its doors as part of National Care Home Open Day.

Field Lodge, 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 Field Lodge on London Road can take part in a celebratory ‘round the world’ themed event.  A selection of Fair Trade market stalls and a barbecue will be set up at the care home; and there will be fun for all the family with a steel band and salsa band performing throughout the day.  Visitors are also welcome to have a guided tour of the new care home.

Attendees of the open day at Field Lodge 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.

Matthew Cox, Home Manager at Field Lodge, 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 Field Lodge.  

“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 Field Lodge 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 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.”

Field Lodge is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full time residential, nursing and dementia care, together with short term respite care.

For further information, please contact Home Manager Matthew Cox at Field Lodge, by emailing matthew.cox@careuk.com or telephone 0333 321 0922

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

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