The Centre is housed in the heart of the complex and consists of a lounge and activity room, disabled access toilets, assisted bathroom and hairdressing salon. It is adjacent to the restaurant and coffee bar.
The communal rooms look out on to the Grove and the garden, and a patio area is accessed from the lounge. Clients can also enjoy the courtyard, accessed from the coffee bar.
Following a recent Customer Satisfaction Survey in July 2013, among the very positive feedback we received the following comments:
“I feel happier and look forward to coming”
“The Staff are all very kind and helpful”
The day starts with a cup of tea and toast on arrival. Beverages are served throughout the day. A three course lunch is provided in the restaurant and afternoon tea is served prior to departure at 3:00 p.m.
All food is freshly prepared daily and consists of soup, a choice of 3 main meals and three desserts. Special diets are catered for and Chef will provide alternatives if required.
A dedicated team of NVQ-qualified carers provide support, supervision and stimulating activities, both mental and physical, under the guidance of an experienced manager.
The Centre offers a chance to meet new friends in a warm, friendly atmosphere and to participate in a wide variety of activities aimed at helping everyone reach their full potential.
We offer a bathing service for non-residents in our Day Centre. Information on this service can be obtained by telephoning the Day Centre at Grove House.
These are based on individuals; activities are assessed on the level of abilities and concentration levels. Our priority is to ensure that whoever attends the Day Care Centre has the opportunity to enjoy their day, in which ever way they wish to spend it. It may be sitting and chatting, it may be joining in group activities or it may be participating in the many craft and therapy activities that are available. Five daily newspapers are delivered each day and these are used as a verbal prompt for staff to inform those people who are visually impaired. Activities can include:
- Quizzes and Crosswords
- Reminiscence Sessions
- Manicure and Hand Massage
- Board Games, Bingo and Jigsaws
- Singing, Dancing, Entertainers
- Craft and Painting
- Seated Exercise Sessions to Music
- Assisted bathing
- Community laundry
- Library and information centre
- Advice and information on other services available for older people, e.g. Home Care, Social Work support and Residential Care
- Take-away sandwich service
- Entertainment and trips
Who Can Attend
The Day Centre is here to support older people and their carers. It offers quality time for individuals with various degrees of memory impairment and physical problems which may restrict and impede their ability to function independently.
Clients are brought door to door either by the Centre’s minibus, taxi service or by their carer.
The Centre is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with service users arriving between 9:30-10:00 a.m.
We also have options for attending for half a day, or just for lunch.
Grove House, 12 Riddings Road, Ilkley, LS29 9BF.