Celebration of all our mothers at Wytham House

Mothers’ Day was celebrated by our residents at Wytham House, Farmoor with a special lunch and welcoming in their friends and family to spend the day with them.

At Wytham House the new chef Steve Shore was looking forward to dishing up a special three course lunch to the residents including salmon terrine to start, roast rib of beef with all the trimmings and homemade chocolate brownies.

“Just because people are living with a degree of dementia does not mean they can’t enjoy good food. Food here is very much restaurant standard,” said Steve.

“We work hard to make sure our food looks great as well as tasting good as enjoying a meal is as much about the presentation as the flavour.”

Steve, who did his apprenticeship with Trusthouse Forte and has worked for hotels and restaurants including The Waldorf in London, is also enjoying preparing textured modified food for those residents who have dysphagia.

He said: “Pureed foods which are moulded back into shape are definitely the way forward for residents who have difficulty swallowing, again it is about how the food looks, as well as how it tastes.”

Steve, whose own mother is living with dementia, started working for Caring Homes in March and is enjoying being part of the Wytham House family as well as being able to spend more time with his own wife and family who live locally.

Wytham House is a Caring Homes Group care home, part of the Oaken Holt Estate off Eynsham Road, providing specialist dementia care for up to 40 people.

To find out more about life at Wytham House, our events and activities, or to arrange a visit, please contact us on 0808 223 5402 or manager.wytham@caringhomes.org.

Celebration of Mothers at Wytham House

Wytham House

Home Manager

Amanda Cordery

Address

Oaken Holt,
Eynsham Road,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX2 9NL

Contact
0808 223 5402
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely