Quality of care is important, but so is putting a smile on your face
Our carefully selected staff share the same values and diligent approach to caring as we do – that’s why some of them have been with us for more than 15 years. This continuity of care means we’re able to build and nurture long-standing relationships with our residents who enjoy the familiar, family atmosphere it creates.
Our residents are always encouraged to build relationships, with each other and our teams, but also are given privacy to enjoy quiet moments in their own space.
At Gate Cottage we know that emotional well-being is as important as physical wellbeing, which is why we use our years of experience to provide an environment that’s stimulating as well as secure. Our residents appreciate life, forge lasting friendships – with the staff and with each other – and enjoy a varied menu of tasty home-made meals, each one freshly prepared by our family cook.
Our team of carers is carefully selected from a wide range of age groups so they bring the energy of youth as well as the experience that comes with years of delivering outstanding care to our residents. It’s their job to make you feel right at home at Gate Cottage, and it’s something they do with professionalism and pride, together with a personal touch that residents appreciate.
We understand that moving from your home can be a difficult adjustment – that’s why we encourage you to bring your belongings with you. Adding personal touches like family photos, pictures, ornaments or soft furnishings fosters a feeling of familiarity and helps you to settle in more quickly. Personal possessions serve another purpose too – they give our staff insights into the lives and interests of our residents, so we can can get acquainted more easily.
I could not have found a better place for my father than at Gate Cottage. The staff are always friendly and attentive to his needs. The transition to a care home is always a difficult time but he has settled in extremely well, due to the culture of kindness the place delivers.