Silloth Nursing and Residential Care Home was established in 1862 and is a registered charity: Cumberland and Westmorland Convalescent Institution (Reg. Charity No. 223946). We are situated on the Solway coast and enjoy spectacular views over the Solway Firth and the Lakeland Fells. The home is registered with the Care Quality commission and has an "Outstanding" rating. Our Manager, Anne Blair, is a registered nurse and has worked at the home for 21 years.
We have a long tradition of excellent nursing care and offer a range of extensive care services within our fee structure, including a three monthly chiropody service and basic toiletries The home has a holistic approach to care; each resident is encouraged to participate in the development of their care plan. Each individual is allocated a named nurse, who is responsible for monitoring, reviewing and coordinating the plan to ensure person centred care.
The Trustees place great emphasis on continuous staff training, thereby ensuring a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce. We specialise in end of life care, our Palliative Care Team works closely with families and health care professionals to deliver the best possible care for loved ones nearing the last stage of life. This year the home took part in the Gold Standards Framework in Care Homes programme and achieved the prestigious 'Beacon' award, the highest category.
The home is a dual registered care home, offering nursing and residential care for elderly clients, including placements for young disabled adults. We have a designated room for respite breaks and holidays.
Overnight accommodation is available for people wishing to stay near a loved one who is acutely ill. Any close family who would like to be involved in the care of their loved ones are encouraged to do so with the support of our nursing team. All accommodation is situated on the ground floor.
The home has four communal lounges, one of which is used as a 'quiet' room, and a large dining room where we hold various functions.
Our rooms are furnished to a high standard and clients are welcome to bring their own personal possessions by arrangement with Matron. Ensuite facilities include a hand wash basin and toilet and some are equipped with showers.
We have a wide range of specialist equipment including hoists, pressure relieving mattresses, electric pro-filing beds, hi-lo bath and reclining chairs.
Our activities programme is designed to encourage mental alertness, self-esteem and social interaction with other residents. Our activities organiser meets with all new residents to discuss hobbies interests and social needs. Residents play a huge part in planning our activities programme which include, outings, cheese and wine evenings, musical entertainment, crafts, chair aerobics and games.
Meals - Special diets are catered for and our cooks are always happy to discuss and offer alternative meals to please individual tastes. Menus are compiled with the involvement of residents and individual food preferences taken into account.
The home's League of Friends hold a weekly coffee morning.
Hairdressing room - visiting hairdresser.
Visiting clergy: fortnightly Holy Communion, monthly Methodist service.