17 Dovedale Close, Welling, DA16 3BU
Prices start from £1294 per week
COVID-19 Checklist for Choosing a Care Home
5 questions for residents, families, friends and carers to ask
Finding the right Care Home can feel overwhelming at any time. The COVID-19 pandemic means that care homes have had to learn to do things differently, like every household in the country. The focus remains to provide high quality care, with residents needs and wellbeing at the centre of everything.
You need to know the extra measures a home has in place so that you can be reassured that the health and wellbeing of the person receiving care is top priority. This short guide is here to help you think about what you need to know and the questions you might ask on your own behalf, or for someone else you are acting for, when thinking about a choice of home during COVID-19.
You can download the checklist here:
At Riverdale Court we work to create a welcoming atmosphere in which residents enjoy activities, go on outings and make friends with other residents and staff. At the heart of our home is our Philosophy of Care, the Eden Alternative, where staff encourage social interaction, engagement and work towards the eradication of loneliness and boredom.
Our home offers 24-hour care and support for people living with dementia, where our team of qualified and attentive staff focus on the individual needs of the residents.
Riverdale Court has beautifully decorated ensuite bedrooms that provide comfort and can be personalised by residents if they wish. There is a hairdressing salon, ‘Snips’, where you can treat yourself to a new hair style or beauty treatment and a nail bar.
Other facilities include the ‘Memory Lane Tea Room’ situated on the ground floor which offers a meeting place to enjoy a drink with family and friends.
Residents at Riverdale Court have access to a beautiful dementia friendly indoor garden and landscaped gardens that surround the home. With seating areas and plenty of green fingered opportunities, residents can enjoy them all year round. Also, they can join in with the daily programme of activities throughout the home.
The minibus also gives residents the opportunity for day trips out to one of the many local places of interest.
Riverdale Court provides a safe, warm and friendly environment with support for daily tasks such as washing, cleaning and laundry.
Riverdale Court also delivers a respite care service allowing a crucial break for carers, for just a few hours or for several weeks. This offers family carers the chance to go on holiday or simply have some well-earned time off.
Services and facilities
24 hour care
En Suite bedrooms
T.V points in room
Phone lines in room
Lingotot Generations at Riverdale Court
Lingotot language sessions introduce babies, toddlers and young children to a new language through stories, songs, crafts and play. Classes are interactive and fun, designed to introduce learners to languages in a friendly and relaxed environment.
Please visit www.lingotot.com for further information.
Get in touch
Understanding the type of care you need is an important first step in finding a care home that is right for you
Searching for a care home is not something any of us do every day. Often it can be quite stressful for all involved. We are here to provide guidance, whether one of our homes is right for you or not. With this in mind we have plenty of useful information you can access to help you with making the right choice.
We have an open door policy across all of our homes. You are welcome to visit at any time and see what care is provided. Our staff are there to assist with any questions you may have.