Welcome to Haddon House
We specialise in caring for people with dementia and associated mental health needs, but we will always look beyond the illness to find the person beneath.
Enormous effort has gone into developing a positive environment to support all our residents. The home is arranged to provide areas where residents can relax, be private in their own space, or join in with social events; benefiting from the company of others – Everything we do is aimed at achieving well-being and contentment for people living with dementia.
All our staff are trained to bring out the best in people’ to work to achieve positive steps forward and do everything we can to slow the progression of this particularly distressing disease.
We achieve this through a stimulating programme of activity and social interaction – either in small therapeutic groups or one to one quality time. Each person is equally important to us in helping them to find happiness and a sense of value..
Food and meal times are an important aspect of our care programme, ensuring people receive good nutrition and feel their dining experience is an enjoyable and social occasion. We promote independence and choice in everything we offer, but especially in our food service.
Residents select their own meals, where they sit and who they dine with. We use themed menus, table displays and snack platters to stimulate interest and create an atmosphere conducive for reminiscence. Families and friends are welcome to join us for a meal, although some notice is appreciated.
Friends and family play a crucial role in helping to achieve well-being. Pleasurable responses and memories are frequently apparent, even when the person is unable to verbalise. We continually look for positive reinforcements and help families to understand and value the time they spend with their loved one.
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HADDON HOUSE provides specialist nursing care for up to 40 residents. Life at Haddon is about ‘Living Well’ and promoting optimum health for all residents.
We welcome you to visit and kindly request you telephone for an appointment, so we can ensure you are given sufficient time and attention on the day.
32-34 High Street
Derbyshire S43 4JU
Tel: 01246 811106
Fax: 01246 819222
Staff at Haddon House
At Haddon we employ a large team of qualified nurses, senior nurses and carers and healthcare assistants to provide 24 hour nursing and care for all residents.
A separate Activities team oversees the recreational programme.
Housekeeping and maintenance provide in-house services to ensure the standards of the home remain high and all health and safety and hygiene regulations are met.
We employ a qualified Chef and Kitchen Assistants to liaise with nurses and residents in the planning and preparation of all meals, catering for a full range of dietary requirements.
All staff undergo thorough recruitment checks prior to starting work at Poplars and an extensive induction and ongoing training programme is in place for all employees.
Home Manager: Sarah Ritchardson
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