At Marie Louise house we strive to ensure that our home is also a place that our residents are happy to call home too. Personal belongings and familiar furnishings can go a long way to making our residents surroundings feel comfortable right from the start. That’s why we encourage everyone to bring photographs, ornaments, even curtains, cushions and favourite chairs from their previous home. The more familiar the room is, the more likely it will be that it will feel like home.
We have 46 single rooms in total. There are 10 single rooms in the Nightingale Suite on the ground floor that have been specially designed for residents living with dementia. Within the Nightingale Suite, residents are able to enjoy the freedom of access to an enclosed garden, a dining room, assisted bathroom, all with the added reassurance of nurse observed corridors. We are a dementia accredited home.
On every floor throughout the care home there is a nurses station as well as a TV and coffee lounge.
Making our home your home
The process of moving away from ones own home setting can be made much more comfortable if the person moving has familiar belongings around them. That is why residents are invited to bring curtains, light fittings and even chairs into the home if they prefer. The most important thing is to make their space their own.
All the rooms in the nursing home have a wardrobe, bedside cabinet, nursing bed, arm chair, TV aerial point and at least two double electric sockets. All rooms also have en suite facilities.
We know that many of our residents value their connections with the outside world too. That’s why there is phone and internet access if required.