The Elms Care Centre is based in Saltash, a town situated by the banks of the Tamar on the border between Devon and Cornwall. The City of Plymouth is few miles away across the Tamar Bridge, while Dartmoor, Bodmin moor and the beaches of Cornwall are all close by. The town offers a full range of amenities including banks, building societies, church, shops, chemists, post office, library, community hospital with minor injury unit and GP surgeries.
The Elms Care Centre is registered and regulated by Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide Nursing and Residential Care for maximum of 37 residents over 65 years of age.
We take the time to get to know our residents both before they arrive at The Elms Care Centre and while they are with us. Good communication is key to a contented stay with us and we try to find out as much about each individual as we can to allow us to meet their specific needs.
The happiness and wellbeing of our residents is vitally important to us and we promote keeping the mind and body active to maintain health and a independence.
There are many varied activities on offer. The home employs 2 activities co-ordinators who are happy to discuss each resident’s wishes and requirements and to draw up an individual plan of activities as appropriate. These plans are reviewed on a regular basis and are changed as required
All our activities are inspired by our residents and we’re always open to suggestions for new ways to keep the mind alert and body in shape. Studies show that staying physically and
mentally active can help to slow aspects of the ageing process. At the Elms we certainly find that quality and enjoyment of life increases for our residents if they take part in our activity
programme. Even a little gentle, regular physical exercise can improve muscle strength leading to that all-important sense of wellbeing.
Admission is given always after assessment by the Matron or an RGN and it is subject to bed availability. Based on assessment Matron will discuss the care needs; this will be discussed with the resident and/or relatives before and on admission.
Prior to assessment, resident and relatives are invited to visit the Elms Care Centre, have a cup of tea, meet staff, and discuss their requirements.
Our skilled chef and kitchen team offer nutritionally-balanced, freshly prepared meals. The menu changes on a four-weekly cycle and we try to accommodate different tastes and diets as far as possible. Residents choose where to eat. Some people like the privacy of their own room, whilst others enjoy eating together in the dining room or lounge areas.
Our breakfast, two course lunch, two course evening meal and home baking all combine to offer splendid variety and choice. A choice is offered for each meal daily and we are happy to provide alternatives of resident’s choosing upon request.
Our chef enjoys baking and decorating cakes to celebrate each resident’s birthday and prepare special menus to celebrate annual events. We cater for each resident’s particular likes and dislikes and also for specialist dietary requirements as needed.