LADYMEAD Care Home threw its doors open to the public on Friday as part of National Care Home Open Day to show off the best it has to offer.

The home saw a full house of fellow professionals and members of the public come along to see how it works.

Anne Rouse, manager of Ladymead, said their ethos was to try and keep their service users as active as possible, and puts their success down to the best staffing team.

“People do not come in here to die, they come in here to live,” she said. “On Friday we were hoping for England to do well and planning a bit of a World Cup celebration, but it didn’t quite work out that way.

“We had an activity day, with our usual sherry morning and all sorts of things going on through the day.

“It was for members of the public to have a bit of an insight into what we do on a daily basis. They play skittles and have keep fit sessions, as well as quizzes and all sorts.

“We ask them what it is they want to do, and take on all their suggestions. Volunteers will always come in to help out. It is about stimulation and keeping them busy.”

“It was a full house on the day,” Anne added. “I have been here for quite a long time and it is all about having a great team in place. I cannot say enough about the staff and residents we have here, and if we have got a great team that means happy service users. It is a wonderful atmosphere which is very warming.”