Upper Mead has the added benefit of a small separate unit for people with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. Here, the people we support can live in a cosy environment with skilled staff to assist with their special needs.
Our aim is to provide a care home that offers a safe, comfortable environment with support and stimulation to help people maximise their potential physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity. The people we support have the right to live as normal a life as possible and to have the respect of those who support them.
A friendly and homely atmosphere at Upper Mead ensures that individuals are able to continue their lifestyle with personal privacy and dignity. The peace and tranquillity of our lovely home and gardens are enjoyed by everyone, and people can be confident in the high standard of care provided.
Upper Mead is a care home with nursing care available 24 hours a day. It provides 37 places for people aged 65 years and over and a further 11 places in a specialist unit for people with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. The accommodation is comprised of single rooms and one double room, most with en-suite facilities. There are three lounges, a quiet room and a spacious dining room all with splendid views of the gardens.
- Experienced staff team
- Nurse call in all rooms
- Full central heating
- Home cooked food using fresh local produce
- Special diets catered for
- Chiropody and physiotherapy available
- Hairdressing salon
- Specialist baths and aids
- Visitors welcome at all times
- Social and recreational activities programme
We provide care 24 hours a day by qualified staff under the personal supervision of the Registered Manager. Nursing care is available 24 hours a day. Local GPs visit the home regularly and are on call at all times.
SHC has access to a range of trusted external therapists and physiotherapy, occupational therapy and reflexology are available on request. Experts are available to advise on any aspect of an individual's care, recreational pursuits or environment.
The activities programme is one of the most important aspects of life at Upper Mead. A huge range of activities are undertaken by people at SHC, including handicrafts, quizzes, reminiscence sessions, music and movement, cookery and art. The key aims of the programme are provision of mental stimulation, continuation of hobbies and interests and prolonging mobility.
Our experienced chef prepares interesting and homely cuisine with attention to individual requirements and any special diets. Mealtimes are an important social interlude at Upper Mead and great care is taken to ensure that meals are attractively presented and elegantly served.
All staff undertake an induction programme when joining SHC. In addition, a system of supervision and support for care staff enables them to gain experience and increase their skills. Extensive in-house training is provided by the SHC Training Academy, and QCF courses are undertaken in conjunction with local colleges.