Nutrition and hydration are essential to elderly wellbeing.
With this in mind, we prepare delicious home-cooked food daily, using only the freshest and, when possible, locally sourced produce. For instance, we have a longstanding relationship with Parsons, a traditional family butcher serving the area since 1840.
We know that mealtimes are often the highlight of the day so we work hard to ensure menu choices are not only nutritionally balanced for elderly wellbeing but also varied, tasty and satisfying. We cater for special diets and encourage residents to request popular dishes of their own choice.
Breakfast, lunch, supper, morning coffee and afternoon tea (including homemade cakes) are served in the dining room or, if you prefer, quietly in your own room. However, during the Summer months residents can enjoy the weather by taking lunch or afternoon tea in the attractive landscaped grounds or on the terrace. We also welcome residents’ friends and family to stay for lunch or tea too.
Garden House care home follows a traditional menu, complemented by a number of popular dishes from around the world. To enhance elderly wellbeing, we offer a variety of seasonal celebratory meals and residents’ birthdays are celebrated by afternoon tea parties, where friends and families can join us.
Lunch is our main meal of the day, with a number of nutritious options always available. There is a weekly menu so that residents can see what’s on offer and select their choices in advance. Our staff are always on hand to help read a menu or manage a meal.
We serve tea and coffee in the morning and afternoon, but also upon request at any time.
At Garden House, providing nutritionally balanced and varied cuisine plays a key role in supporting elderly wellbeing. Please take a look at our taster menu below.
Honey Roast Pork, roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots, butternut squash and peas
Bacon Quiche, salad and new potatoes
Haddock in Hollandaise Sauce and Poached Egg, roast potatoes, runner beans and brocolli
Ham, Egg & Chips, with peas, mushroom and tomato
Cheese Souffle, new potatoes, peppers, broccoli and carrots
Cheese & Chutney Ploughmans
Kippers with bread and butter
Bacon & Brie Panini
Tuna & Cucumber Sandwiches
Thai Fishcake and salad
Poached Egg on Toast
Lemon & Raspberry Tart
Banana & Strawberry Cake
Black Forest Gateaux
Raspberry & White Chocolate Roulade
My mother has now been a resident for 18 months so it is timely to write a review. My mother is very happy with the quality of care she receives and my wife and I are happy to place on record that we have nothing but praise for the service provided. All staff are unfailingly friendly, helpful and professional in everything they do, and nothing is too much trouble.
The management and staff are very caring and understand my mother's 'sense of humour' very well. The moment any problems have arisen, they have been in direct contact with us and have helped to solve any outstanding issues. The home may be small, but that is its endearing advantage. Indeed, my mother is always saying how happy she is there.
My mum went to Garden House in July 2013 for a short stay and decided to go back after a few weeks back in her flat. She stayed at Garden House until 3rd March 2017 when she passed away aged 94. The staff are wonderful, very caring and kind, even though residents can be trying at times (Mum included). The food and activities are very good. When my mum passed, I was phoned and went to be with her to say goodbye. I can't say any more.
The care my father receives is above and beyond, and all the staff treat us as if we were family. The home is clean and bright with no smells which was important when I started looking into care for my Dad. I cannot praise Garden House enough. My father has been here for two years and is happy, well fed, clean and contented.
I visited my aunt on 18th December. My aunt is bed bound but her room has been tidied with Christmas cards displayed. Refreshments are offered frequently as is the offer of food. During the visit, my aunt required moving. The staff on duty were quick to help and make sure she was comfortable. All the staff are knowledgeable and my aunt's health and understand her as an individual and provide her with both dignity and kindness.
My elderly Aunt has been a resident of Garden House for the past nine months, in my opinion, it's the best thing we did. She is happy and healthy and loves it there. We know as a family that she is well looked after and safe, which means a lot as we don't live close by. I can't fault the care that she receives. Excellent!