The Camphors is a family run business, which has grown and developed over the years to offer a variety of accommodation and care options, ranging from assisted living to frail care, including the care of those with Alzheimer's and related conditions.
We can also offer respite care and rehabilitation following hospital discharge. The atmosphere is homely, friendly and relaxed.
The Camphors Care Centre is divided into different areas: The Studio's (assisted living), The Annex (semi frail care), The Camphors (frail care) and The Lodge (Alzheimer's/Dementia Centre).
Jack and Mariann Lang (owners) built The Camphors in 1992 as a family home, and started out with just two patientsí in December 1996. By the end of the following year, this had grown to 10 residents, and it was time to extend! The pool was filled in, and a new wing built to accommodate an additional 10 residents.
Care is based on an individual needs assessment, with the ultimate aim being to improve or maintain each residentís level of functioning and independence for as long as possible.
The Camphors prides itself on a dedicated team of caregivers, some of whom have been here since the home opened. Although all staff are expected to have had prior training and completed a Care-Givers Course, we also do in-house training on illnesses and ailments commonly affecting the elderly.
In addition, Highway Aged has run courses with all our staff to give added information and insight on dealing with residents who suffer from Alzheimerís or Dementia.Topics covered include: recognising the various stages of dementia, communication skills, dealing with aggression and managing residents who wander.
We have a high staff to patient ratio and there is also a professional Nurse or Staff Nurse on duty in each section as well as domestic staff, a skilled chef, two kitchen assistants and a full time "handy-man".
We also have two full time gardeners to take care of the 10 Acres of beautiful park like indigenous gardens. These are there to wander through and enjoy, and there are benches at regular intervals for anyone needing to catch their breath or just to stop and enjoy the tranquillity of their surroundings.
When this facility was first envisaged the emphasis was always to maintain good health and nutrition. Mariann was excited by the prospect of being able to extend her interest in food into producing good food that was well prepared and presented. As time has passed her menus have grown to include exotic recipes from the Far East and the Mediterranean as well as good old English food.
We are very proud of The Camphors Care Centre and welcome visitors. We recommend that anyone who is seriously considering placing a family member in care contact us for a tour.We recognise that growing older can be a difficult process, and we are here to help along the journey.
Our philosophy is that this is home and all residents are unique and important individuals with rich histories, where our fantastic team of staff do so much more than just provide care.
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