Emmaus House Facilities
There is accommodation for 26 residents, each within a single occupancy room. Each room is furnished with a single bed, wardrobe, dressing table, bedside table, telephone (additional charge for outgoing calls), curtains, carpet and equipped with en-suite facilities comprising a toilet and wash hand basin. Within the home we have a passenger lift and a stair lift. Our bathrooms are equipped with with hoists to assist those who need help whilst bathing. Surrounding the home there are pleasant well maintained gardens. Residents are welcome to bring with them small items of a personal nature, but unfortunately large items e.g. furniture can not be accommodated. Where appropriate and subject to an assessment, residents are encouraged to be independent and if they so desire, to see to their own personal needs.
Emmaus House will provide for all the residents' needs with respect to a varied diet of wholesome nutritious food and in most cases special diets can be accommodated. The residents' clothes are laundered in-house and a regular supply of clean bed linen and towels are provided. The residents are welcome to make use of the independent hairdresser (subject to a charge) who regularly visits the home and newspapers are delivered if required. The residents are free to continue with their own GP needs to be more specific, e.g. ‘free to continue with their own General Practitioner if the surgery is based in Whitehaven or Distington. Surgeries based elsewhere will not provide medical care to Emmaus House. Other National Health Services e.g. dental care, chiropody and optical health care are made available within the home.
Emmaus House employees make every effort to keep the home clean and free from odours, maintaining high standards of hygiene at all times.
Arrangements can be made with the Manager for the safekeeping of valuables with all items recorded and acknowledged by both parties.
Emmaus House endeavours to provide appropriate activities in the home which vary according to the season of the year. Throughout the year there is a varied programme of events for residents, with different groups coming to provide entertainment. Outings are also planned, after discussion with the residents to identify places they would like to visit. Christian services are held on a weekly basis and emphasis is placed on the provision of pastoral care.
Emmaus House is registered for residential care with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who regularly inspect the home to ensure compliance with the latest Standards of Quality and Safety.
A summary of the latest C.Q.C. report is available at the Care Quality Commission website. Please note these downloads are in PDF format, if you don't have Adobe Reader you will not be able to view them, if that is the case then get Adobe Reader.
Emmaus House Residents
At Emmaus House we can provide residential accommodation for:
- People who are arranging their care independently and will pay the fees themselves.
- Every resident is assessed to ensure that we can meet their needs fully before a room can be allocated.
- People who are referred to us through Social Services departments and who are financed by a local authority at the rates they determine.
- People who require short periods of respite care. Note: this facility can be pre-booked to meet with the requirements of the individual or their families.
- People with specified disabilities such as dementia and sensory impairment.
- We are equipped to provide care and accommodation for people with mobility problems and the building is accessible for wheelchairs.
- Men and women primarily aged over 65. In certain circumstances other age groups may be accommodated.
At Emmaus House the emphasis is placed on high quality individual care with attention to each resident's needs, preserving their dignity and identity. Privacy and independence is encouraged at all times. Our objective will always remain the same, to provide high quality care in a loving Christian environment. Pastoral care is provided through a variety of individuals and groups from different Christian denominations making personal visits and with the provision of services during the week and each Sunday. We also arrange regular social activities which are commensurate with the ethos of the home, both within the home and in the summer months via trips to local places of interest. A variety of individuals and groups are invited to provide entertainment to which the residents, their families and friends are welcome to attend.