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Alicia Nursing Home

9th June 2016

 

Alicia Nursing Home is named after Alicia Eleanor Thasan, the owner's mother

History and Service Category
Alicia is a purpose built home, named after the owner's mother, which was opened in 1993 and has now merged with Wingfield House which is adjacent to Alicia and Atwell House and provides both nursing and residential care. It provides care across the three units to Service Users with physical disabilities, dementia, learning disability and mental health needs, both over and under 65 years of age.

Location
Located in the Leagrave area of Luton and within walking distance of Local Shops, Banks, Post Office, Library and the British Legion Club. The home is approximately one mile from junction 11 of the M1 motorway and easy access to Leagrave Railway Station.

Accommodation
The accommodation at Alicia is arranged on three floors, each floor being run as a separate unit with lounge and kitchenette facilities. There is a communal dining room on the ground floor. Offering 33 single and two shared rooms some with en suite facilities. Specially adapted bathrooms with Argo 'hi-lo' baths and special hoists are available for the needs of the Service Users. A Nurse call system with access to modern assistive technology is in situ to summon staff assistance when necessary and alert staff. Passenger lift to serve all floors. Wingfield Unit offers 24 single rooms making a total capacity of 61.

Facilities
• 24 hour care
• Qualified and experienced care and nursing staff. Training facilities for non experienced staff available.
• Open visiting
• GP, Optician and dentist visit regularly
• Chiropody, Dietician, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy services arranged as needed.
• Hairdresser and aromatherapist.
• Transport available on request

Day Centre
A purpose built day centre attached to Alicia managed by a day care manager provides recreational and daily living activities Monday to Friday for Service Users and also for the community, which includes daytrips and holidays where requested. Adapted minibuses are available to ensure service users can remain socially inclusive and to provide transport to and from the community.

Meals
Hot and cold meals are available. Varied and nutritious food is offered and individual variations are catered for including Asian and Afro-Caribbean food.


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