Lime House Care Home
Lime House provides person-centred Residential care for older people:
- Specialist dementia care
- Day care
- Home from home environment with TV, Freeview, telephone access and WiFi
- Delightful landscaped sensory gardens including seating areas for sunny days
- On-site hairdressing facilities and snack station offering home-cooked food.
‘This is one of the nicest care homes I have attended in 29 years of service.’ Pete (Ambulance man)
Our philosophy at Lime House is to provide an excellent standard of care in pleasant surroundings. At Lime House we care for the ‘whole’ person which includes meeting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We respect privacy and personal dignity and encourage Service Users to be as independent as possible.
We provide excellent care in homely, pleasant surroundings offering privacy and independence. There is a sensory garden to rear of the building to enable residents to relax and take time out in a tranquil setting.
Individualised programmes of care and activities are promoted within the home as well as the local community.
There is an emphasis on a holistic approach including meeting physical, emotional and spiritual needs as well as achieving personal goals.
Meal time is friendly and unhurried, with a wide and nutritious choice of dishes. Residents are consulted on the types of food that they eat and they also help to prepare their own menu. We also encourage our service users to self-medicate, with help and support from staff where needed.
Our staff are well-trained, sensitive and professional, offering the highest standard of care to all our service users, many of whom are vulnerable, frail and dependent. Staff are particularly skilled in dementia care.
The home is very much a part of the local community of Lowton near Wigan.
Lime House is home to all our service users so naturally we are happy to welcome friends and relations at any time. One family of a resident comment:- “Lime House is a home from home and we are completely happy with the service offered at Lime House”.
Adjacent to Lime House is The Bungalow which provides high quality care for three adults with physical and learning difficulties.
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When is the best time to visit the home?
There are no set times but it is advisable to contact the home to make an appointment so there is someone available to spend time with you and answer all your questions. After your visit you could come for a second visit and either stay for lunch or afternoon tea. You would always be advised to visit at any time or any day to get the feel for the home.
Who is it best for me to meet when visiting the home?
It is always best to try and meet the Registered Manager, some of the Care Staff and the Activities Co-ordinator. Also, try to speak to the other residents, relatives or visitors to see what they think of the home.
Can I bring my own television and furniture?
Yes, you can. We also like people to personalise their rooms with pictures, a favourite chair and favourite soft furnishings etc.
Are there activities within the home and are there trips arranged?
Yes there is an Activities Coordinator who plans activities and trips, they will sit with you to find out what you like doing.
Letter from the family of one of our residents
‘My husband was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2002 and I have looked after him myself since then.
Lime House had been recommended to me by a friend whose relative had been a resident there and in October 2009 I visited to enquire about respite care.
The manager, Kath, told me they had no rooms specifically designated for respite, but she was considering starting a day care service and asked if I would be interested. I was more than happy for him to pilot the scheme and arranged that he should attend for a full day on a Wednesday.
He enjoys these weekly visits, especially when he is involved in organised activities such as card making, painting banners, helping to pot plants and so on.
The staff provide an excellent caring environment for him and I have no worries or concerns when I leave him every Wednesday and have my day off.
We have also managed three visits for respite care in April, June and August, when a room became available whilst awaiting a new occupant.
He is happy to spend respite breaks at Lime House as he knows everyone very well from his weekly visits.
I appreciate Lime House for the pleasant and happy atmosphere it provides for my husband. I will be pleased to recommend Lime House to others in my situation should they require day or respite care.’
We also have had Professional approval from North West Ambulance Service:
‘I visited Lime house today in my professional capacity. It was welcoming and a pleasure to see staff who were happy, and actively/ genuinely looking after their residents.
In my opinion, this is one of the nicest care homes I have attended in 29 years of service.’
Pete (Ambulance man)