"There is a real balance of privacy with care here, everyone is well respected and it really is treated as their home." Mary Kester

Residential Care

Tilsley House is a Residential Care Home for the older person requiring help with their daily needs. We care for up to 31 clients all with individual requirements – these can vary from just a place of safety & security to an individual that requires assistance with every basic care need.
We work closely with health professionals and families to provide quality care for our residents and to ensure that their lives in Tilsley House are relaxing, rewarding and above all caring.
Information is sought from the pre-admission assessment form from the client themselves, from relatives or existing carers and in some cases from social workers to build a picture of the care requirements of the person. Visits to the home are recommended to get a feel for the environment and to socialise with the staff and other clients. Where appropriate, room choices are also discussed – options can be available for ground floor and en-suite rooms etc.

The home can excellently accommodate residential care. We provide a range of activities where residents can interact with one another and with staff on duty, we encourage outings and most importantly aim to maintain each individual's independence. Tilsley House is a home and not an institution - where able, we hope residents are able to go on trips or even on a wander down to the shops, beach or just across the road to the local park.

We aim to stimulate our residents and to personalise the care provided to them as much as possible. We also actively encourage family and friend involvement and try to include everyone as much as possible as we map out the best form of care tailored to suit needs, wishes and preferences. We have a number of clients who regularly go home to families for meals, special occasions and outings and think this is an excellent way for residents to interact with others outside of the home. We work closely with health professionals and families to provide quality care for our residents and to ensure that their lives in Tilsley House are relaxing, rewarding and above all caring.

Daily Living at Tilsley House

Please see below a rough outline of a daily routine which some residents may use as a structure:

8am: Breakfast – either a tray taken to bedroom or in the dining room

9:30-10:30am: Personal care delivered to client (as required)

10:30am: Prayer Meeting for those who wish to participate – this involves a few hymns, readings or any speakers etc.

11am: Hot refreshments and snacks (e.g. fruit, biscuits)

11:30am: Morning Activities (e.g. gentle exercises, reminiscence therapy)

12am: Juice round – to increase hydration and decrease risks of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) which are common in amongst the elderly

12:30pm: Lunch (choices offered from AM and all diets catered for)

1:30pm: Afternoon activities (e.g. bingo, external providers etc)

3pm: Afternoon refreshments (and another juice round before tea)

5pm: Tea time

7pm onwards: Individual bedtime routines/medication

8pm: Staff changeover – Night shift begins (assisting residents to bed, carrying out two-hourly checks, dealing with client needs and preferences)

NB: toileting, additional personal care & bathing, one-to-one activities etc are also carried out on a daily basis. We have hairdressing, chiropody, aromatherapy and outings planned at regular intervals.