“The home benefits from being small & of non-standard design, which gives a personal homely atmosphere and contributes to the high level of care provided”, Inspection Report 2015.
“The place is always very clean…it always smells fresh”, Inspection Report 2015.
Hale Place Care Homes
The care home is situated in the quiet village of East Peckham, within walking distance to all community amenities which include: library, chip shop, newsagent, supermarket, grocers, butchers and tea shop.
Hale Place accommodates 13 residents, in a modern 4 bedroom house and 8 bedroom listed farmhouse, which has a wealth of character and beams, dating back to the 17th century. Each bedroom is unique in its charm and furnished according to the needs of the resident.
Every effort is made to support people to feel comfortable in their surroundings by encouraging them to personalise their rooms with their photos, pictures and other belongings, if they so wish. We recognise that some people with dementia are fearful of being alone and require reassurance and security. To support these people, we continue to offer shared, as well as single occupancy, bedrooms.
The large conservatory and orangery are airy and full of character, providing the perfect settings for people to engage with others. They are furnished to the highest standard with oak tables and chairs in the conservatory, Rattan tables, chairs and loungers in the orangery and extra leather high back dining chairs provided throughout.
The bathrooms are fitted and decorated to a high standard for the residents comfort, they have been newly renovated with a wet room, modern showers and underfloor heating.
The landscaped gardens encompass the home; the lavender, daisy flowers, azaleas, rhododendrons, cherry blossom, dog wood, laburnum, silver birch and many other flowers, provide colour throughout the year.
Patios and pathways have been renovated to provide safe, outdoor living space where people can relax on the comfortable Rattan furniture and enjoy the tranquillity of their surroundings with friends and family.
Hale Place has had pets at the home since 1988 which have included dogs, cats, rabbits, tortoises and budgies. The joy, love and affection that has been derived from them has been immeasurable with residents benefiting from therapeutic qualities as a result of interaction, petting and caring.
Subject to satisfactory assessment and suitability of the pet, we encourage individuals to bring their pets with them when entering our home because a resident’s much-loved animal is an integral part of their life. We encourage people to care for their pet, this provides structure to their day: a reason to get up in the morning to check and feed their pet, and perhaps also to groom or exercise it.
Research has confirmed that pets provide both physical and psychological benefits and can be an effective antidote to loneliness. The primary benefit to our service users is one of companionship and emotional attachment. Many of our residents interact with the homes pets on a daily basis and care for them as their own.