An activity co-ordinator is available from 10.30-16.30 hours daily.
Visiting entertainers provide concerts in the main lounge twice a month. These are always popular with our residents – including Elvis who is alive and well in Ebbw Vale.
Fundraising events take place throughout the year from raffles, Easter fair, summer barbeque and Christmas fair. All monies raised on these occasions are kept in the resident’s fund account for activities. The more money we raise the more activities we can afford to do.
Special events take place throughout the year incorporating religious festivals e.g. Easter and Christmas. St David’s day, Valentine’s day, Mother’s day and Father’s day. Entertainment is relevant to the celebration.
Bankhouse benefits from having a newly renovated paved garden at the rear of the home.
Residents can spend their afternoons growing and tending to flowers, fruit and vegetables – all on raised waist-height planter beds that allow residents of all physical abilities the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Later this year, there will be an additional garden and seating area on the front lawns, along with bird feeding tables and a beautiful iron gazebo
We have lounges in the heart of all of the communities, where all the residents are encouraged to spend at least part of their day socialising with other residents
GPs – The care home benefits from an enhanced general practitioner service and allows for all minor health issues to be dealt with in clinic and reduce the number of GP callouts to the care home. All major concerns will be dealt with as normal on a daily basis.
Optician – All residents are examined annually by Opticall Opticians in Tredegar. The opticians visit the care home bi-monthly and are registered for private and NHS treatments.
Dental Service – Residents are entitled to remain with their own dentist if they are mobile enough to attend surgery.
Podiatrists – A podiatrist is available at the care home and visits bi-monthly.
Key Worker / Named Nurse – A registered named nurse will perform a series of risk assessments and advise a series of care plans. A key worker answers any questions residents may experience settling down in the care home.
Meals – Our fully trained chefs prepare a series of two course meals at breakfast, lunch and supper to snacks which are served at morning coffee, afternoon tea and late supper. Staff record a resident's likes, dislikes and allergies to food. We welcome a variety of dietary needs including veganism, lacto-ovo vegetarianism, pescatarianism, and good old fashioned meat and two veg!
We respectfully ask that all visitors sign the visitor’s book in reception to comply with our fire regulations.
We welcome visitors at any time, however we prefer to protect mealtimes for our residents and ask that you avoid visiting between 12.30 – 13.30 and 16.30 – 17.30. We are aware that mealtimes are a social occasion and you may wish to visit and share this time with a friend or relative. If you wish to do so we ask that you let us know in advance and we can arrange for you to sit privately with your friend or relative.
We have a residential dog called Belle who is great company for the residents.
Resident’s visitors are allowed to bring in dogs providing they get the manager’s prior permission and the dog is well behaved.
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