Accommodation and Hospitality
Many people remark on the homely and welcoming atmosphere that is evident the moment they walk in to Arden House. That is no surprise as our promise to all our residents is to provide them with a home where their wishes and needs come first – a real home where they can live with dignity and feel secure. We will provide care and assistance where necessary and company or privacy as desired.
Accommodation at Arden House comprises 18 bedrooms which are individually decorated. All are available fully furnished though residents may bring their own furniture and possessions with them to add their own personal touch to their surroundings. Each room is fitted with a nurse call system and a smoke detector. Telephone and television points are also available in all rooms.
Hospitality is very important at Arden House. We cater for a range of dietary requirements with an emphasis on traditional cooking for a balanced and nutritious diet. Visitors are always welcome and if residents wish to invite friends or relatives to join them for a meal, we simply ask for prior notice (a small charge is made for guests’ meals). Meals can be taken either in the lounge or in the residents’ own room if preferred.
Refreshments, fresh fruit, biscuits and often home-made cake, are available throughout the day for residents and guests.
A relaxed, happy and informal atmosphere exists in Arden House. A regular program of activities and entertainment takes place with the help of visitors and staff. Recent events included musical entertainment, quizzes, word games as well as gentle exercise to music. We also organise seasonal events such as Christmas parties and summer fetes. Residents are always very welcome to invite friends and relatives to any of our entertainment. A mobile library service is provided with normal and large print books, as well as tapes. Holy Communion takes place once a month for those who wish to receive it.
Arden House is a non-smoking home.