With the Care Home sector facing increasing compliance requirements regarding infection control guidelines; our laundry needs are managed on site by our specialist laundry team. We use an in-house system called ‘OTEX’, this system kills all micro-organisms, bacteria, yeasts, moulds and viruses – including MRSA and C.difficile.
“Evidence shows that OTEX is more effective in decontamination than current laundry systems.” Department of Health
Your relative’s clothing will be tagged with identifiable buttons. Most garments are laundered and returned on the same day. The laundry costs are included in our weekly care fees. Dry cleaning items need to be arranged outside the home and should ideally be avoided for risk of damage. This service is paid for by the resident separately and arrangements to take and collect dry cleaning will be made on their behalf.
Birds Hill have two chiropodists who visit every six weeks. If you would like this service please let us know as it is not included in the fees.
Our visiting optician service has had many years’ experience in looking after the eyesight of those in nursing homes. The qualified opticians carry the latest mobile optical equipment, enabling our residents to have a full eye test in the comfort of their own surroundings.
We have routine weekly visits from local doctors as well as when requested by our qualified nurses. We also have visits from our dental team for all dentures, dental repairs and check-ups as and when needed.
Food is one of life’s simple pleasures yet is an important part of our health and well-being. At Birds Hill nursing home you can experience hearty and healthy home cooked meals, locally sourced in the Dorset area and freshly prepared by our experienced chef, special diets and allergies are also catered for.
Each week our residents have the option to attend a church service and if requested, our chaplain can pop by your room for a visit too. What’s more, the support of our services and chaplain give our residents a wider sense of community spirit.
We all enjoy being pampered and our residents are no different. Here at Birds Hill, we have a caring and attentive beautician who is also available to visit rooms if required.