Advice & Guidance
Moving house is a stressful time for everyone, especially when you’ve been living alone and you’re moving into community living within a care home environment. Here at Gibraltar Nursing Home, we have a few ways to make this transition easier for you and your loved ones.
Your life history.
The most important part of your move, is telling us about your life. At Gibraltar, you are not just a name or a number but a valued member of our family. We want to know what your likes and dislikes are, when you get up and go to bed, your career and so much more. This way we can offer a personalised care package and help you feel that it is truly your home. We can join you celebrating special events in your life and can ensure we enable you to enjoy personalised “meaningful occupations” and planned events, rather than bog standard daily activities.
Bring your favourite things.
A care home has many people living together but this is still your home so needs personalisation. We ensure you wake up with your photos on your wall, your lamp on your bedside table, your choice of music playing and your favourite book waiting to be read. It’s an adjustment for everyone, so why not bring all your favourite things with you to make sure your room is exactly how you like it; we can even decorate it to your personal taste!
Friend and Family
Your home should also be a place to welcome your friends and family. It’s always a pleasure to get to know your family and friends, and welcome them into the home any time of the day. Your family can share meals with you, stay the night if you’re unwell and be as much a part of your life as they always have been. Moving into a care home should not make a difference to this.
We hope some of this advice is helpful for you and we wish you the smoothest move into your new home! If you’d like to know anything else about Gibraltar Nursing Home please get in touch on 01600 775880 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org