The understated exterior of Larkhall Springs hides the fact that it is a modern, purpose-built nursing home. Yet, the generous split-level layout provides a calm and peaceful feel to the home. A special feature at Larkhall is that both floors open onto gardens through sunlit conservatories.
The home is situated in the heart of Larkhall village and surrounded by lovely countryside. There are residential houses on one side, and a playing field on the other providing Larkhall with a truly community backdrop.
Types of Care
The home operates as two separate wings so that care and support can be focused to meet the varying types and levels of need of the people living in the home.
Aster wing (19 bedrooms) provides care for people with enduring physical conditions or conditions resulting in physical disability. The primary aim is to assess needs in the context of remaining abilities, habits and lifestyle. Support or assistance is then provided in daily living according to individual choices and preferences while clinical health risks are managed.
Iris wing (17 bedrooms) provides care for people who are in the middle to late stages of dementia and require emotional / psychological support in addition to nursing care for physical and medical conditions. The primary aim is to assess needs in the context of life history, personality, known habits and lifestyle, emotional health and medical conditions. High levels of encouragement and assistance are provided in daily living activities in accordance with individual choices and preferences while clinical health risks are managed.
We can facilitate long or short term care, respite, convalescence, placement whilst waiting for specialist external assessment for a permanent care package, hospital admission avoidance and packages for people with complex or unstable needs (Continuing Healthcare). Dedicated care is also provided for people who are approaching the end of their life.
Services included in basic fees
- Accommodation, light, heat and water
- Individual personal care and support, FNC is retained as nursing charges
- All meals
- Laundering of personal clothing and linen
- Activities and entertainment
Services available at extra cost
- Dry cleaning if required
- Personal clothing
- Toiletries and other items of luxury or personal nature
- Outings or day trips
- Meals provided by the home for a friend or relative
- Any therapies that are not referred by the NHS
- Newspapers and magazines
- Phone calls as per individual charges
- Private healthcare appointments
- Transport to private outings or appointments.
What people said about us.
“True angels! You all made our mother Elaine Blyth’s last weeks the best they could have been. Words cannot say how much we all respect and appreciate the care you gave us and our dear mother.”: FAMILY MEMBER
“Everyone was so kind to her and treated her with dignity and respect, which as you can imagine, meant a lot to the family.”: FAMILY MEMBER
“I am very happy and content here.”: RESIDENT
“Meals are well presented and tasty. Care facility appears to be well managed – staff are friendly and helpful. Environment feels safe. Thank you.”: RELATIVE
“Staff have always been really courteous, clean and friendly. Having worked in a care home for another company I would say the best I have come across. Staff so far have been excellent without exception. They deserve recognition.”: RELATIVE
Residents Survey 2015
"I am very happy with the activities and the kindness of all the staff."
"I am answering this on behalf of my husband that he is very satisfied with the care he has received by the very caring staff."
What CQC said about us: Excerpts from the December 2013 Inspection Report
People told us that they were offered a choice of food and drink that met their individual requirements and that staff supported them at meal times if needed. One person said ‘there is a very good choice of food’.
We spoke with six people who lived at the home. They told us that staff members currently met their needs. One person said 'I can't move easily, staff help me'. Another person said that staff 'would get the GP and medication if needed'.
The people that we spoke with who lived at the home all described being able to attend a range of internal and external activities such as hairdressing, flower arranging, singing, music, and trips to town. In the reception area we saw timetables of weekly and monthly activities and photographs of activities taking place.