Assessment and plan of care
After an initial assessment and consultation with you, your carers and your doctor, we will draw up a plan of care that is unique to you. We will monitor your needs as time goes by and will discuss changes to the plan with you and/or your family as necessary.
Belmont Villa has 29 single rooms with en-suite bathrooms and 1 twin room with a hand basin, arranged as follows:
- 11 ground floor en-suite nursing rooms
- 8 first-floor single nursing rooms with e-suits
- 1 twin room with hand basin and dividing curtain for privacy
- 10 second-floor single en-suite nursing rooms.
- Has television and radio points.
- Has a Call Bell in case you need assistance.
- Early Morning Tea: 6.30am
- Breakfast: 7.30 — 8.30am
- Drinks and Biscuits: 10.30am
- Lunch: 12.30pm
- Afternoon drinks and cake: 3pm
- Tea/High Tea: 5pm
- Evening drink and snack: 8pm
We cater 24 hours a day to people who want drinks outside these hours.
Special diets can be catered for by arrangement. Please mention any special requirements during your initial assessment.
Therapeutic Activities & Interests
Our programme of Therapeutic Activities is designed to help people stay active and healthy and to take an interest in life. Sharon, our Manager, holds regular meetings with residents to organise activities and outings. There is a social co-ordinator planning activities taking into account people’s wishes, choices, skills, experiences, personalities and medical conditions.
Our social co coordinator encourages and organise therapeutic interests inside and outside the home. Some of this time is spent one-to-one with residents.
Newspapers can be delivered daily by arrangement.
Inside the home
- Chatting with residents
- Going for walks
- Flower arranging
- Residents’ meetings
- Playing games
- Reading Letters/magazines/papers.
- Music and singalongs
- Exercise sessions
- Reading and discussions
- Interests in the garden (sunflowers, tomatoes, hanging baskets)
Outside the home
These activities are escorted by staff and support helpers.
- Coach trips during the summer.
- Visits to the local Operatic Society, Pantomime or play.
- Visits to the park
- Visits to fetes held in the park
- Listening to the band in the park (alternate sundays during summer).
- Shopping trips
There may be times when places are limited for certain outings. Outings are subsidised by the Residents Amenities Fund but, depending on the event, people may sometimes be asked to contribute to the costs.
Communion is held at the home once a month. Chaplins, vicars or priests of any denomination are welcome to visit. We are happy to help organise this if residents are unable to.
Health Professionals from Frome Medical Practice and Beckington Practice visits the home weekly.
A private chiropodist visits the home regularly .
We encourage residents to continue with appointments and checkups.
Residents may continue with private arrangements if that is satisfactory. An optician visits Belmont Villa twice a year. Residents are entitled to a free eye test each year.
We can arrange for all residents to have a private line in their room. Staff are happy to help if people have trouble making a call.
We do daily washing if residents require it, but we ask that all items are labelled with the owner’s name to avoid mixups. We can arrange local dry-cleaning on request. Unfortunately, we can’t take responsibility for washing duvets. Residents who want to use their own duvet must make private arrangements for cleaning.
We have hairdressers who visit weekly. People are welcome to make alternative arrangements privately if they don’t want to use the hairdressers who visit the house.
If required, please just pop any mail into the office and we will ensure it’s posted.
Unfortunately we do not allow pets at Belmont Villa. However we recognise the therapeutic value of animals for some people so occasionally we arrange for animals to visit as part of an activity we have arranged. We also have a beautiful dog-friendly park opposite where residents can spend time with visiting animals.