The Hollies, a very comfortable and homely care home for the elderly in Eastmoor, near to the centre of Wakefield, is steeped in history. It was once the home of the Robinson family, the founders of the Wakefield Express then subsequently the house was owned by the Church and according to the local community at least two Bishops have lived here!
All the bedrooms at Hollies are single rooms, many of them with ensuite bathrooms. They are all decorated and furnished to a high standard but we do always encourage residents to bring in their own small pieces of furniture to make it feel more like home.
We offer person-centred care in a homely environment from friendly, well trained, qualified staff, with regular visits from local GPs and a well-equipped medical room.
Our care staff are all trained to the relevant RQF standards but more importantly are all very friendly, patient and have the care and welfare of our residents as their number one priority. We have our own laundry here at The Hollies which together with our team of domestic staff ensure the home is kept spick and span.
Visitors are welcome at any time and if you would like to come and enjoy a meal with your loved-one just let us know.
The information in the ‘types of care’ section of our website is general, and gives an example of some of the conditions and illnesses that we have experience with, however it is by no means exhaustive. In addition it is not uncommon for older people to experience more than one illness- for example a person with dementia may also suffer from arthritis, or have had a stroke.
Each person is an individual with different requirements, and all potential residents are fully assessed to ensure that we are able to meet their individual needs before we offer a placement.
With our experienced care team, we are able to care for people living with many different types of illnesses and conditions. Our staff are well trained and our buildings are designed to help residents to maintain their independence as much as possible. All of our homes have at least one passenger lift and are fully equipped in terms of safety, from individual call buzzers to specialised individual call systems for people who are unable to use their call buzzers.
All of our homes have both communal and quieter, more private spaces for our residents to enjoy, and benefit from many types of aids and adaptations to help our residents live as full and independent a life as possible.
From the minute I moved in I felt like The Hollies was my home. The carers are absolutely wonderful, couldn’t be better. (this comment is from an anonymous satisfaction survey)
The home has a lovely family atmosphere. Daily life is designed to be supportive and residents are encouraged to—and do– make choices about their daily life from whether they would like a tipple before lunch to where they prefer to spend their time throughout the day. Many residents have very personalised bedrooms full of personal belongings, memories and knick knacks.
Food is very important to us, and all residents have a choice of meals every day and at every meal.
We have an extensive menu of both light and substantial snacks and drinks that are available all day, every day.
We are especially proud that we are able to offer excellent individually prepared and nutritionally balanced texture modified meals for residents who have swallowing difficulties.