We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as a Care Home. We regret that we are not permitted by our CQC registration to provide full nursing and dementia care.

Becoming a Resident at David Gresham House

We know what a daunting time this can be and we aim to make the transition as stress free and simple as possible. Prospective Residents can be shown around the house by appointment and we offer trial visits, including a short-term stay, so that they can meet staff and get a feel for living at David Gresham House.

All of our Residents are encouraged to contribute and participate in the development of their own Care Plan and we encourage the input from family and friends who will offer a valuable insight into their likes and dislikes.

Each plan is tailored to individual needs and will include medical care and dietary requirements. Our prime aim is to ensure that all of our Residents live their lives as fully and independently as they wish.

Admissions

All applications for residence are subject to a full care needs assessment prior to acceptance onto our waiting list and there is always an eight weeks trial period for both parties for a new Resident. Care level assessments are carried out on a regular basis.

Medication

David Gresham House has a clear policy and follows stringent Department of Health guidelines for all aspects of the handling of medication. Residents may choose to deal with their own medication or have the Care Staff support/administer. Lockable drawers are provided for the secure storage of medicines for our self-administering Residents and we carry out regular assessments and reviews. A record of all prescribed medication is kept, even when self-administered.

Day Care & Respite

We have day care and ensuite rooms available at David Gresham House for short-term respite.

Please note Respite is currently on hold.

Day Care & Respite Availability

Respite Rooms 27 & 29 for short-term stays: We maintain 2 ensuite rooms at David Gresham House for respite care. These are short-stay rooms, primarily for temporary care during relatives’ holidays, for convalescence and the assessment of potential Residents. Respite is assessed on a care-needs basis.

Day Care at David Gresham House: We support carers by providing a full day of care, if required, at David Gresham House. This also gives potential Residents the opportunity to sample life at David Gresham House. Day Care is assessed on a care-needs basis.

Guest Rooms: A facility for overnight accommodation that we offer for family and friends to come and spend quality time with their relative on a bed and breakfast basis.

To book, please contact us by calling 01883 715948 or email us. We will do our best to accommodate you.

"Thank you so much for taking me for Respite Care. It was definitely a perfect place to be for recuperation and the room was lovely. Everyone was so kind and helpful."

Resident at David Gresham House