Set in the picturesque village of Fordingbridge, Allenbrook offers a wide variety of different care services to help residents maintain their independence whilst enjoying a healthy and active lifestyle. Specialising in providing long-term care for those with physical or mental difficulties, our team of experienced staff are focused on delivering personalised care plans to individual residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Here is a selection of frequently asked questions about the home:
I’ve read your brochure and see your website, how do I arrange a visit?
Give us a call or send us an e-mail to arrange an appointment to discuss your situation and to take a tour of the Home. Although we are happy for people to call unannounced, making an appointment allows us to spend more time with you, answer your questions in more detail and help you make an informed choice about whether Allenbrook is the right place for you.
What sort of care do you offer?
Primarily, we are a Nursing Home for older people which means that we provide care and support for people over the age of 65 who have problems with their physical health. However, many older people have multiple problems that contribute to their situation including poor mobility, memory impairment and social isolation so we recognise that there may be many reasons why people would want to consider choosing Allenbrook as their home.
Do you provide respite care?
Yes, respite care is something that we offer very successfully in order to support people who wish to remain in their own home. We are happy to consider regular bookings to give a family member or carer a break from caring responsibilities or simply a one-off booking to help with a breakdown in care or to allow for a holiday.
Will I have a choice of meals?
We recognise that food is a big part of what keeps us happy and healthy, so we provide an enjoyable, varied and nutritious menu. Every day starts with a choice of cooked or continental breakfast delivered to the resident’s room at a time of their choosing. A variety of hot lunches are also available. In the evening, we offer lighter choices for supper. Special diets and preferences are catered for and we are happy to provide meals for visitors for a small cost.
What sort of social activities do you provide?
Our activities are as varied as our residents! We have two Activity Organisers who provide a range of day to day activities including quizzes, crafts, board games and reminiscence groups. We also have outings to local places of interest as well as visiting entertainment which varies from professional musicians to the local school choir. Local churches also visit to provide Holy Communion and a regular Sunday Service.
Can my mother bring in her own furniture?
Yes, we encourage residents to make their room their own - after all, your bedroom door is your front door.
If my care needs increase, will I have to leave?
No, not necessarily. We aim to provide a home for life, so that residents and families can work with staff that know them well to meet their end of life wishes when that time comes.
Are there any restrictions on visiting times?
No, we encourage visits from friends and relatives at any time.
Can I access the Internet?
Yes, we have a computer available for residents. We also keep up with social media with our very active Facebook page.
What about personal money?
There is a safe available for small personal belongings such as money.
Is the home able to cater for my religious needs?
Yes, we respect all cultures and religions so individual requirements can be catered for.
Can I have my hair set every week?
Yes, a hairdresser is available every week at a small cost to the resident.
Can I have a telephone in my room?
Yes, this is usually discussed on admission. All bills are sent directly to the resident or their family as agreed.
Can I get up and go to bed when I want?
Absolutely, residents are free to get up and go to bed as they would in their own homes.