Rushymead stands set within over twenty acres of landscaped grounds, and enjoys wonderful views across the Chilterns. We have a terraced area outside for residents to enjoy on sunny days, as well as a croquet lawn and extensive grounds. Rushymead is a registered care home and, as such, complies with all the regulations of the Care Standards Act. We are regularly inspected and the reports are available in the reception.
Rushymead provides a high standard of accommodation for up to twenty-eight residents. The house is split into three self-contained levels, with a lounge and dining area on each level. This gives all residents somewhere to socialise and to relax.
We have twenty-six single occupancy rooms, with the option of en-suite rooms, as well as a double room for married couples or partners. All rooms are comfortable, light and airy and retain a wealth of period features, in keeping with the beauty of the house. All rooms are fitted with 24 hour nurse call. Rooms are also fitted with a television, as well as radio and internet access. A telephone can be installed in a resident’s room; alternatively we have a telephone that is available for all our residents to use. All rooms are fitted with personal washing facilities, and the building is fully wheelchair accessible.
We encourage residents to personalise their rooms with small items of furniture, photographs and treasured items to create a room that is familiar and reassuring; a room that is ‘home’.
We recognise that moving into a residential care home is a huge change for the resident, and we want our residents to feel fully ‘at home’ with us. Therefore, we operate a trial period of a month, which allows the residents to decide if we provide what they are looking for long-term and helps make the transition less daunting.