Sir Geoffrey Clifton Brown MP and Local Radio presenter Peter Lewis joined colleagues, residents and members of the local community for a celebration open day commemorating the major refurbishment at Mill House Nursing Home in Chipping Campden.
Mill House Nursing Home who have won many awards in the last twelve months has recently undergone a major refurbishment resulting in a fresh new look for the bistro, reception, dining rooms, bedrooms and the activities/local community room.
The team at Mill House have plenty to be proud of, having won over 16 major national and local awards in 2019 for their care, hospitality, activities, food, and residents back to work project to name but a few whilst also being rated good by the CQC for the 2nd consecutive year.
Part of what makes the home so vibrant is that the team are
always seeking to develop and improve their links in the local community,
ensuring that residents feel very much valued and included in the day to day
life of the village. They hope to extend this further during 2020, fully
utilising the fabulous facilities that many who visited during the event say
now have a ‘Wow’ factor.
Starting the year with gusto the team invited Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP to observe what Mill House offers the local community including free day care, regular interest clubs, intergenerational projects, wonderful hospitality and events all hosted in their beautifully refurbished Bistro, reception area, dining rooms and of course its activities/local community room.
The many guests enjoyed canapes and musical entertainment in
the Bistro, others took a tour of the home whilst some chose to relax with a
spa & pamper session and a glass of something nice.
Sir Geoffrey and guests learnt interesting facts about how
Mill House is developing its dining experience and met a young local student
who has built links with the home and its residents, hearing how this has
benefited everyone involved.
Sir Geoffrey was remarked on his tour that Mill House was
complimented by, “An incredible friendly diligent team, who know their roles
and are genuinely interested in what they do.”
“The refurbished bedrooms were impressive, and it was
wonderful to see that the Chef is 4-star trained and previously worked at a
renowned local hotel and is relishing working in a care environment,” he added.
Sir Geoffrey continued in his praise for the home adding
that Mill House offers the highest standards he has seen in any home he has
visited, and that he felt it was extremely impressive that activities and every
aspect of the home follows a ‘one home approach’ where everyone whatever their
level of care needs is able to join in and experience every aspect of the home.
This was evidenced by two residents who beamed with joy when
they discovered that their Husbands with the support of the team at Mill House
had arranged a few Valentine’s surprises for them. Love was in the air as the
ladies were invited to join their Husbands for a private dining experience
including their very own butler service, champagne and flowers.
One of the ladies said, “I have been married 66 years and it’s
the most romantic he has ever been. I suspect Mill House gave him a nudge, but
it’s been the best Valentines I have ever had.”
The other lady commented,” It’s not just the lunch, I was
whisked to the brand-new beauty salon, the staff did my hair, my nails, my make-up
and even a pedicure, I'm glamorous from top to toe!”
All families, and locals who visited, several of whom had
not been before , were surprised and delighted with what the home has to offer.
Many commented on the new bedrooms and dining areas but by far the biggest wow
factor was the stunning reception and bistro area.
The fact it is always stocked with home-made cakes, biscuits
and goodies of course does help!
As he cut a celebratory cake, before departing, Sir Geoffrey
Clifton-Brown MP stated, “Campden is at the forefront of my constituency and it
is wonderful to see a local care home business thriving.”
During the lively event, Local radio presenter Peter Lewis took the opportunity to speak with Billy one of Mill Houses’ student volunteers, understanding his involvement with the home and the benefits that provides. He was also joined Wendy Mill Houses’ Church volunteer and Barry one of the local performers who regularly visits to sing for residents.
Mill House Nursing Home in Chipping Campden provides the highest standard of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 45 elderly residents in a friendly and supportive environment.
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