Residential Care Home for Elderly - ELMS

About us

The Elms Care Centre is an independent care home in Saltash, which is situated by the banks of the Tamar on the border between Devon and Cornwall. A full range of amenities including banks, churches, shops, chemists, post office, library and GP surgeries are within easy reach if required.

We understand that choosing a care home is a big decision and we are here to support you and your loved ones with this and ensure that we can provide a smooth transition. We pride ourselves on our tailored approach to care and always find out as much as we canabout each individual to allow us to meet their specific needs. We provide a safe and caring environment where there is an opportunity to make new friends and try new hobbies.

We offer residential and nursing care so there is a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day. Our staff are carefully selected and undergo a thorough training programme when they start at The Elms to ensure we provide the highest quality of care. We have a passion for caring for the elderly with dignity and respect whilst providing a warm and friendly atmosphere to allow our residents to feel at home.

Activities

The happiness and well being of our residents is vitally important to us and we do our bestto keep the mind and body active to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We encourage independence but our staff are on hand to help if required.

We employ 2 activities co-ordinators who plan a full and varied entertainment programme every month. Each residents preferences and requirements are considered and this is reflected in our choice of entertainment.

All of our activities are organisedwith our residents in mind and we are always open to suggestions for new ways to keep the mind alert and the 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.

Regular activities include live music, bingo, quizzes, board games, art activities, church services, history and reminiscence talks and armchair exercises. We also attend a local community group and organise regular excursions. Our all inclusive approach to activities ensures that there is something for everyone and it is a great opportunity to socialise and get to know the other residents.

Admission

Before anyone comes to live at The Elms, a pre-admission assessment will be completed by the Manager. This will determine whether our team can meet the care needs of the individual and it is a chance to ask any questions you may have about life in a care home. The assessment will be completed with input from residents, care professionals and relatives. Admission is subject to bed availability.

Prior to assessment, residents and relatives are welcome to visit the Elms Care Centre, have a cup of tea, meet our team and discuss any requirements you may have.

On admission all residents are registered with a local GP practice.

Food

Our excellent kitchen team prepare nutritionally-balanced meals which are freshly cooked each day. We try to accommodate different tastes and diets as far as possible so our menu is reviewed regularly in consultation with our residents to ensure that it reflects their preferences.

Residents are able to choose where to eat. Some people like the privacy of their own room, whilst others enjoy eating together in our dining room or lounge areas.

A choice is offered for each meal and we are happy to provide alternatives on request. We provide 3 meals a day including a cooked 2 course lunch and a lighter option is offered for tea. Nutrition and hydration are vital to maintain good health and well being and our qualified and experienced kitchen team are on hand to cater for all your nutritional needs.

We cater for each resident’s particular likes and dislikes and also for specialist dietary requirements as required.