Lord Mayor of Oxford praises Wytham House

The Lord Mayor of Oxford Mohammed Altaf-Khan praised the ‘excellent facilities’ at Wytham House care home in Farmoor,  Oxfordshire, where he attended a dementia awareness event last week.

The Lord Mayor, who previously visited the Caring Homes residential, nursing and dementia care home to plant a rose bush when it opened last year, attended the event along with representatives from other local businesses and organisations.

“At Wytham House it is good to see some of the most vulnerable people in our community being cared for in a well designed and well run home,” said Cllr Altaf-Khan.

“It must be very reassuring for families to know their loved ones are well looked after and good to see that as a society here in Oxford we are caring well for our elderly people, some of whom may be in the last stages of their lives.”

The Lord Mayor met with Wytham House manager Koren Evans-Slade as well as Regional Manager Julie Taylor, Regional Operations Director Micky Shirley and other members of staff.

The event gave participants an in-depth understanding about, and empathy for, the psychological needs of a person with dementia. Sessions are based on Caring Homes’ in-house dementia training programme, Living in My World, which has won a prestigious Princess Royal Training Award. There were hints and tips to improve communication and a practical session to help people understand some of the day-to-day frustrations that affect someone living with dementia.

The session, as well as a similar event in the morning especially for family members of those living with dementia, was run by Caring Homes’ Dementia Training Lead Michele Saunders. Michele explained: “These events enable participants to learn about dementia and help them to challenge the way people think, act and talk about the condition. “We want to actively promote a dementia friendly community through sharing our knowledge and expertise and were delighted to have the Lord Mayor of Oxford attend. These sessions really help people understand what life is like for those living with the condition.”

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.

 

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