Helpful Words of Advice
We are aware that the transition into care can be a distressing one for individuals, relatives and friends and is a decision that must be thoroughly thought through with all aspects considered. Our Company Director acknowledges this and has some advice for all to take note of:
"I know that deciding to move into a care home is a difficult decision at the best of times. Prospective residents, their family and friends experience a wide range of difficult emotions.
We at Tilsley House will do all we can to help you through this difficult transition and help residents settle in quickly and happily.
At Tilsley House we do feel that for many older people, moving to a care home can provide considerable benefits: to have full time care; to be in the company of others to take away the loneliness; to enjoy regular tasty, varied and nutritious mealtimes with friends; to have the opportunity to participate in a full range of activities to keep mind, body and soul active according to the individual’s interests and capabilities.
Our fully trained staff look after every individual as if they are an individual and not as someone on a factory line. We believe we can make a difference to every one of our residents by providing personalised care and attention in an environment filled with love, warmth and security.
Tilsley House is a lovely and homely care home; we only have 30 bedrooms. We take great pride in our building and spend a considerable amount of effort in its upkeep.
We like to think that the staff and residents together, are like an extended family.
We would be delighted to show you round our home" (Rizwan Govindji, 2012).
Care Home Checklist
Please see below a checklist tool that is useful for criteria that needs to be examined when choosing a care home that may be useful/helpful: