Milesian Manor residents ‘get down with the kids’ on National Grandparents Day

It has been dubbed Northern Ireland’s first ‘Lifestyle Care Home’, and today, the multi-award winning Magherafelt-based care-home celebrated National Grandparents Day by inviting local children in to teach them ‘The Floss’.

Owned and operated by the Macklin Care Home Group, the new-concept care home, which opened in May 2018, is a first-of-its-kind in Northern Ireland providing older people with a lifestyle-inspired home in which to fully enjoy their formative years.

Cara Macklin, director, Milesian Manor explains: “We have had enormous fun today with the children teaching us all The Floss. To see the engagement from both the kids and their grandparents is so lovely and gives everyone such a lift in spirits.

“Dance is very popular with our residents, and it is important that we not only keep everyone active, but that we allow everyone to have fun where possible. We have an open-door policy to families and in particular the grandchildren who bring such joy to everyone within the home.”

Milesian Manor’s point of difference is that alongside first-class care, it boasts a bar, beauty and hair salon, spa bathroom, café and even a cinema, along with a wellness garden with the aim of giving people in their formative years and exceptional quality of life.

The expert care on offer at Milesian Manor ranges from residential, respite, nursing and dementia care along with the Milesian Day Club which offers an escape a relaxing support for residents and their families who need more interaction but are still able to live at home. There are over 50 dedicated staff ranging from specialist nurses to fully-trained carers, activity staff, a dedicated lifestyle team along with in-house cooks creating wonderful fresh home-cooked food on a daily basis and housekeeping staff to ensure all residents needs are not only met but exceeded.

The home focuses on providing residents with a collection of specially created spaces reflecting the activities they would have enjoyed previously along with the new full programme of daily activities, encouraging independence and a life full of enjoyment ensuring the experience provides a positive one, not only for the residents but their relatives too who are encouraged to play a big role in their older relations lives.

Cara continued: “We promise each resident that when they come to live with us at Milesian, that we will offer a full and varied schedule of activities, and that a big objective for us is that they will never be bored and will fully enjoy their formative years.

“Our residents are really enjoying our activities and most importantly are benefitting both mentally and physically.”

The care home has already received industry recognition for its excellence in care, scooping the Randox Health Care Home of the Year and the Nursing Home of the Year at the Staff Nursing Ltd Awards.

Cara concluded: “At Milesian Manor we set out to exceed all expectations and create something very unique, having researched this concept extensively for a number of years to ensure it not only met all nursing, health care and industry standards but that it provided a benchmark for excellence in care for the elderly.”

 For enquiries about residing at Milesian Manor visit www.milesianmanor.com or call 028 7963 1842.

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