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A Thriving Care Home in Solihull
Care Services Offered: Residential Care, Nursing Care, Dementia Care and Respite Care
Knowle Gate Care Home lies a couple of miles east of Solihull in the West Midlands, close to the picturesque village of Knowle and the M42. The purpose-built building has a pleasant garden and terraces and overlooks the green fields of the Sihillians Sports Club. There are three floors, one of which is dedicated entirely to dementia Care.
Staff at Knowle Gate are keen to provide the best holistic care for residents, enabling them to follow as fulfilled lives as possible. Changing one’s way of life in senior years can be stressful, and every effort is made to make the transition as painless as it can be, offering peace of mind to all concerned.
Residents have their own spacious rooms with en-suite showers and as many of their personal belongings as they can fit in. Precious and significant mementoes and photos often prove valuable and interesting talking points. Some residents choose to spend time in their own rooms, others prefer to socialise in the bistro cum café or the garden; it’s up to them. But coffee mornings are very popular with everyone.
The bistro leads on to a hair and beauty salon, TV and computer areas and an upstairs cinema room, though there is always a cosy nook to be found, where residents can sit quietly away from noise and screens.
Our success can be measured by the number of ‘alumni’– relatives of former residents — who still like to visit us and see what is going on. If you would like to be kept abreast of events look no further than our dedicated Facebook page or if you would like to come and see for yourself, please contact our friendly care manager Maria Willis on 01564 332233 who will be pleased to arrange a visit to our care home in Solihull.
We like our residents to remember the past at the same time as keeping up with the present. You can find them admiring a Shire horse, watching sport on the telly or even Skyping a grandchild who lives far away. Age is no barrier to learning new tricks! We keep bodies active too with yoga classes, keep-fit exercise classes and morning walks round the grounds. Our veranda on the first floor provides an excellent grandstand view of the rugby games at the Sihillians Sports Club.
Our resident who tickles the ivories is very popular with his companions, who need no encouragement to join in with the old-time songs he plays. Professional entertainers come in to sing as well, we arrange church services on a Sunday, and firework nights and barbecues brighten up the evenings. Our Wellbeing Coordinators are always busy dreaming up new ways of keeping everyone engaged.
We are very active in the surrounding Solihull community and our bus can often be seen on excursions out and about across the West Midlands or simply down the road at one of Knowle’s fine pubs.
At our retirement home we are very lucky to have our own baker who comes in specially to make us delicious cakes — lemon drizzle, coffee and walnut to name but a few. And if these do not suit, residents have a chance to voice their requests at our regular residents’ meetings. It’s not all about cake, though. We make sure we provide three healthy and varied meals a day, all cooked on the premises and served in the dining rooms on each floor. We can cater for any special diet or fussy eaters, but there never seems to be any difficulty with managing our roast dinners! We’ve recently planted a herb garden, so residents may find a bit of fresh parsley or mint garnishing their meals.
We realise that meal times are focal points of the day and do our best to make the tables attractive as well as the food. Special treatment comes with special days like birthdays and anniversaries, when friends and family are invited in to help blow out the candles. Aperitifs and wine are served with the main meal of the day. Why not come in and see our nursing home for yourself our try our delicious seasonal fare locally sourced from across the West Midlands.
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Knowle Gate Care Home
1331 Warwick Road
West Midlands B93 9LW
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