Our day care service supports the health, nutritional, social and daily living needs for older people living in the community by enabling them to spend regular or one off days at Fairfield. We call it the Fairfield Social Club, where people who live alone can spend some time at Fairfield, meeting with people of a similar age and taking part in activities.
Attending day care at the Social Club helps to relieve the loneliness and isolation of people living on their own and assists elderly people in maintaining their independence. Day care can help people to remain in their own home for longer by giving their main carers regular respite break.
Social Club visitors partake of everything that makes up a typical day at Fairfield. They are encouraged to join in with the morning and afternoon activities, enjoy morning coffee and afternoon tea, chat to other residents, read newspapers or enjoy a hobby. A home cooked two-course lunch is served in the dining room, which gives an opportunity for mealtime conversations. Members of the Fairfield Activities Team will be on hand to support and assist when necessary.
Depending on the day of the week, social club visitors can take advantage of the availability of a hairdresser, podiatry, manicure and physiotherapy services on site.
In addition, our care team can help give day care visitors a bath if they so wish, using our special access bathrooms with easy access baths and facilities. Often physically getting into a bath at home is too much of a challenge for many older people, but our care staff have plenty of experience to make having a bath a stress free and relaxing event.
The Social Club is available from 11am to 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday by prior arrangement. We write a brief care plan with day care visitors on arrival so that we understand their likes and dislikes, life events, medical history and medications, allergies and can provide the best care.
One off or regular attendance at our Social Club can sometimes be a prelude to planned respite breaks for longer periods at Fairfield. Part and multi-day packages are also available on request.
To find out more about day care, contact us [email protected] or call 01865 558413.