Frequently asked questions
1. May I have visitors?
Yes, visitors are welcome.
2. Can my family or friends take me out?
Yes, you are free to come and go as you please.
3. May I keep my own doctor?
Yes, provided your doctor covers the area in which Bradstowe Lodge is situated. If this is not possible, you can easily be assigned a local doctor of your choice
4. Can I administer my own medication?
Yes, but we have to record all medication on the premises. Medicines must be kept locked away at all times.
5. What time do I get up and what time do I go to bed?
It is entirely your own choice when you go to bed and when you get up.
6. Where can I spend time with my guests?
You can take guests into your personal room, the lounge areas, to the residents quiet room or the courtyard and garden.
7. Does a chiropodist visit the home?
Yes, every six weeks, but we will call one in before then if you have a need.
8. What happens to my washing?
Our laundry staff wash and iron all clothes on the premises. It is appreciated if your clothing is labelled before you come into the home.
9. May I have a daily newspaper?
Yes, we can order it for you.
10. May I attend a place of worship?
Yes. We can assist in arranging your transport if required.
11. May I smoke?
For the safety and comfort of all residents, Bradstowe operates a non smoking policy but there are dedicated smoking areas outside.
12 Are pets allowed in the home?
Unfortunately not. We are unable to have personal pets in the home but happy for visitors to bring them in to visit.
13. What items do I have to pay for?
Your fees cover full board accommodation and services of the home and its staff. You will need to meet the costs of privately requested services and goods such as transport, newspapers, hairdressing, chiropody, personal supplies of toiletries and other sundries.
14. May I bring any personal items into Bradstowe Lodge?
Absolutely. We encourage residents to bring personal items such as pictures and paintings; mementoes and ornaments - even a favourite chair or bedroom dressing table.
We hope that this list answers many of the questions you may have thought of but, if you require additional information regarding care, staff, policies or any aspect of living at Bradstowe Lodge, our manager would be very happy to assist. (See contact details below.)
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