Your Life Once you move into Kilmar House we have many services available to you. We have a visiting hairdresser who comes every other week and a chiropodist who visits every six weeks. We can also arrange for a dentist and optician to visit you within the comfort of the home, although you are very welcome to continue with your own professional providers if you wish.
We are mainly served by Oak Tree and Rosedean surgeries however if you wish to remain with your own GP that is not a problem. On occasion we have had difficulties in arranging visits from GP’s whose surgeries are a long distance from Kilmar House, however if you wish to travel to them then there is no issue with you remaining with your own family doctor. The home orders and takes delivery of all medication so you do not need to worry about picking up your tablets or remembering to order your supply. However if you wish to continue to deal with your own medication you are free to do so and we have facilities to ensure this is done safely.
We can arrange for a telephone point to be put into your room and we have wireless internet and a laptop that you are free to use whenever you wish. We have a daily paper delivery and we can also have any magazines or periodicals delivered if you wish. We can arrange visits by the local clergy of any denomination and we are happy to arrange transport for you if you wish to attend religious services elsewhere.
Our staff are happy to escort you to hospital or doctors appointments if you require and can arrange specialist transport for this. This expense would have to be met by you but the staff are more than happy to organise it all for you. Staff can also be made available (with some notice) if you wish to go out for the day but would like someone to come with you. Any shopping requirements you have can be arranged either through the staff or through delivery to the home.
We can cater for any diet and all meals are home cooked with fresh ingredients, quite often from our own garden. There are many choices available at all meals and if you can think of anything else you would prefer we can make it for you! We have just had a new kitchen fitted which residents are free to come and assist with cooking if they wish.
We have varied activities occurring daily and we are led by the wishes of the residents as to what they wish to do. When the weather is good we spend lots of time in the garden and residents are very welcome to pass on their knowledge and assist in the garden! We have visiting activities, including the Pets as Therapy service and we organise trips out to the pantomime and local events.