Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance
From general care to more complex needs, the aim is to ensure that residents and their families feel welcomed, happy and at home from the moment they arrive. In short, the aim is for residents to live the best lives they possibly can and for families to feel reassured and confident that they are receiving the best possible care.
“The staff here are all wonderful and look after me so well.” Resident
The house, garden and facilities
Converted to National Lifetime Home standards for access and use of aids, including wheelchairs, the rooms are bright and airy with the ground floor communal sitting rooms looking out over a landscaped lawn.
In a newly refurbished dining room, the catering team serves fresh, home cooked, delicious and nutritious meals to suit varying tastes and dietary requirements.
All en-suite bedrooms offer level-access showers, TV and telephone points and an emergency call system. French doors lead on to a balcony or patio or secure landscaped gardens. They are spacious enough for residents to furnish with personal furniture and possessions and care staff encourage residents to use the gardens throughout the seasons, to enjoy the landscape and local wildlife.
As well as the gardens, dining room and sitting rooms, there are further communal facilities, including a hairdressing facility and library. Wi-Fi is available in all communal areas.
Throughout 2020 the communal areas are being refurbished to a higher specification.
Safe and supportive
The converted historic house offers 33 single-occupancy en-suite rooms and four en-suite bed-sitting rooms, suitable for couples. Surrounded by mature gardens and staffed by a dedicated team of experienced carers, the house retains much of its character, yet is fully accessible for those with restricted mobility, with lifts which allow access to all floors.
Lamel Beeches is currently following strict Government guidance on the control of COVID-19 and all care staff have access to full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). All care staff and residents (new and existing) are regularly tested for the virus and 2-metre social distancing is currently being adhered to.
To control the virus, Lamel Beeches is currently closed to face to face in room visits from family members, friends and volunteers, but this will be regularly reviewed in line with expert guidance.
The home is in close contact with families and friends to ensure that communication between residents and their families are maintained throughout the pandemic, with initiatives such as ‘Connection Cafes’, which allow residents to see their loved ones at social distance, using the beautiful gardens and grounds and by setting up regular video calls and encouraging families to send ‘care packages’, with thoughtful notes and small items which care staff can interact with residents with keeping meaningful conversations regards family and friends live.
“All the staff at Lamel Beeches do such a wonderful job and we are so grateful to each and every one of them for looking after Mum. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” Daughter of Resident
Independence, comfort and wellbeing
The care services, events and activities are all tailored to meet the individual needs of residents, helping them to enjoy the best possible quality of life. An experienced and empathetic team of registered nurses, care practitioners and support staff, are all equipped to provide 24-hour high-quality residential and nursing care.
Weekly activities and outings
Residents are encouraged to maintain their hobbies and try new ones, with a varied programme of events and activities, organised by Activity Co-ordinator, Vicky Rennison and her team of volunteers.
Vicky explains “I really enjoy my job as every day, I get to spend time with residents, helping them to pursue their hobbies and interests.’’
“When new residents join us, I spend time with them so that I can fully understand what their interests are and try to accommodate these into the activities programme. Whether its crafts or quizzing, singing or social outings, there will always be something to try and something to enjoy.”
Delicious homemade food made by our Chef – Sean Cawker
Our wonderful chef and his team prepare delicious, nutritious and home-cooked meals for residents. Our menus can be tailored to reflect our resident’s preferences, favourite meals and we also cater for all dietary requirements. Each week, our talented team prepare themed menus, afternoon teas as well as several of takeaway favourites including fish and chips and pizza which is served in pizza cardboard boxes for an authentic experience.
We involve the residents with their ideas for creating their own dishes and recipes which are then cooked by our Chefs for all residents to enjoy. Our Calendar of foodie events provides innovative and tasty menus for special days such as Yorkshire Day, British Food Fortnight and National Allotment Week ensuring that there is always something interesting to try.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance: If you are planning to visit family or friends within one of our care sites, please see our latest guidance
Looking for an residential care home - call Emma Harrison, Registered Manager on 01904 416904 who will be able to provide more information on vacancies and prices.
Visits to view Lamel Beeches are very much welcomed and valued. Whenever you would like to visit us, please call beforehand, so that we can ensure there is someone to show you around, or, for residents, to ensure there isn’t a clash of activities, events or medical arrangements.
With plenty of free parking available onsite, we are close to a range of shops and a short bus ride from leafy walks by the river Ouse and York’s historic town centre with its many attractions.
For any other enquiries, brochure request, application forms and further information: call 01904 416904 or email: [email protected]
Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance: following the Government announcement on 16 March, we have decided to close our care homes to all visitors including family members, friends, and volunteers.
For further information and updates as they occur please check our latest guidance.
Address: Lamel Beeches, 105 Heslington Road, York YO10 5BH. Telephone 01904 416904.
Registered Manager: Emma Harrison
Deputy Manager(s): Lisa Brough and Nicola Dent