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1 Sep 2016
Here's how Meadowfield House, one of our extra care schemes in Thornaby, provides vital support to its residents and how Government changes could impact on the scheme.
Meadowfield House is a specialist extra care scheme in Thornaby for over 55s with varying care and support needs. Built in 2012, the scheme provides essential care to residents 24 hours a day and has on-site scheme manager from Monday to Friday.
The building boasts a large lounge area, bistro, hairdressers, laundry, function room, guest room, and extensive garden area. Activities run throughout the week to encourage residents to socialise and prevent isolation.
There are 42 two bedroom apartments which are carpeted and have level access showers that are wheelchair accessible. In addition four apartments have specific disabled adaptations.
Care at Meadowfield House is commissioned by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and tenants are referred through the local authority’s social services. 24 hour care and support is provided by Comfort Call, at various levels based on individual needs. Care provision covers everything from a brief check-in, to help with self-care and day to day tasks that most of us take for granted.
Mary moved in to Meadowfield House on a special day for the scheme – its first day of opening – and she hasn’t looked back since.
Before moving in, Mary lived in a rented flat in Thornaby which wasn’t suitable for her care needs, meaning she suffered several falls and had to be moved into a two bedroom flat so that her family could assist her when she was unwell.
Due to a decline in Mary’s mobility, she was referred to Meadowfield House by social services where she received a tailored support package and a daily helping hand from support workers.
Since moving in to the scheme, Mary’s life has transformed completely and she now feels safe, secure and happy in her home.
Regularly involved in social activity, she enjoys dining and entertainment and often helps out with encouraging other residents to join in with activities.
Mary says she is thoroughly satisfied with her move into Meadowfield House and is looking forward to the future.
To find out more about the Starts at Home campaign and how you can get involved, go to http://startsathome.org.uk.