FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
you interested in leading a fulfulling life in our Abbeyfield House and want to find out more about our Service?
are some of the most commonly asked questions we receive from prospective residents
Whats the difference between a Supported Sheltered Home and a care home?
Houses offer rented accomodation for older people who want a supported,
but independant lifestyle. Residents receive
as much support from their
House Manager and volunteers as they require, yet are able to look after
in many other ways. Two cooked meals are provided every day.
Will my room be decorated and
You will move into your unfurnished room in good decorative order,
fitted carpet and nets are included. This
is to allow you to bring your own choice of furnishings.
Will I have a my own telephone ?
All our rooms have their own telephone lines installed
in their room.
What is a sponsor?
We always suggest
that you choose a trusted relative, friend or
professional adviser to be a sponsor or representative who we
contact and consult in an emergency.
They do not have to pay any money, they just provide support.
When are staff on duty?
We have staff on duty most of the day, and a Resident Housekeeper
who lives on site.We provide the Careline facility which can be used
in case of an emergency if staff are
off duty .
How can I find out if Abbeyfield Uxbridge will suit me?
you are interested in joining us here, we always suggest potential
residents to have a weeks trial stay, this allows
both you and us
to see if your needs can be supported
Here are some of our residents views on Abbeyfield:
When I came to view Abbeyfield,
I wanted to come in the next day and stay,
it was so lovely.
I tried it out for 1 week and couldn't wait
to come back to be amongst
people, especially the staff who are very good. Jesse
94 years old
I came to Abbeyfield at a sad time in my life,
I had just lost my mother
who was 99years old whom I had cared for at home.
Coming to Abbeyfield gave me a home
where I have company
as and when I like, meals provided, and the peace of mind
that there is always help
on hand if I need it.
The gardens here are great to sit outside in the company of
both family and friends.
We come and go as we like and do everything
the same as we would in your own home, but without any worries
Michael 78 year old
At my home here in Abbeyfield I always have someone to
If I need a hand with something there is always someone there to help me.
The houses are always
very clean, and the staff are very helpful.
We have varied meals which we all have together in our dining room.
come and go as I like, friends and family visit any time. Eva
83 years old
Everytime I wake in the morning I know there is always someone coming
a long to check
I am OK and greet me with a "Good Morning". There's a
coffee morning everyday of the week with the morning
quiz, and I have
the company of my friends here too.
I dont go out so much now, but I know I can if I want as and
when I want to.
Brian 78 years old