Longley Park View Care Home, Sheffield

Address 70 Longley Lane
Sheffield
S5 7JZ
Telephone 0114 2425402
Email longleypark@exemplarhc.com
Services Mental ill-health, Complex dementia

Welcome to Longley Park View

The specialist team at Longley Park View provide complex care for older people with with dementia and neurodisabilities, often characterised by behaviour that challenges and unpredictable behaviour. The home is experienced in providing person-centred care for people who may have limited capacity, communication difficulties and sensory impairments and we have a proven track record in providing holistic, multidisciplinary care for people with late stage dementia, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's, stroke, brain injury and neurodisabilities.

 

Our home

Many service users come to Longley Park View after the breakdown of previous placements in elderly care services and in the community. As a person’s symptoms become more acute and challenging, some services become unable to provide the right care for older people with very complex needs. Longley Park View has been developed with these people in mind.

Meadows is Longley’s male-only unit, providing long-term care and support for men who required a single-sex environment, perhaps due to disinhibition or challenging behaviour. Concord, Ecclesfield and Hillsborough units provide specialist support for men and women with a range of complex needs.

Our highly trained nursing and care teams provide responsive and timely care to avoid emergency admissions and have developed good collaborative relationships between families, service users and local primary care providers.

Older people with complex care needs may also be at risk of experiencing delirium, anxiety and depression. With a strong staff team providing excellent nursing and empathetic, person-centred care, Longley Park View is viewed by many as a welcome alternative to acute care, often the only choice following the breakdown of a community placement.

 

Longley Park Cafe

Longley Park Café is built within the heart of the home and is open to service users, families and visitors.

Visitors are able to sit in the Cafe to enjoy drinks and homemade treats, while socialising with their family and friends, or sitting back and relaxing to the music played on the Grand Piano.

Every month, Longley Park Café will host community groups. Individuals can attend with their friends, family and support workers for a change of environment, the chance to socialise with others and to form new friendships.

 

Life at Longley Park View

Social activities, leisure interests and hobbies are all part of a healthy, balanced life. Longley Park View’s staff and service users work together to create meaningful activity plans. As well as group activities, staff facilitate individual hobbies and interests and where appropriate, support access to education and volunteering. Regular service user forums allow people to share their views and develop future activities.

Trips to the coast, garden centres and bowling are popular, and recently service users have enjoyed canal boat experiences and trips to watch local football.

An accessible minibus means there is always transport available for these trips. In-house activities include a pop-up pub to recreate a traditional pub atmosphere, and cinema evenings with a projector for a big screen experience. A hairdresser visits the home once a week, although we encourage service users to be part of the community, making use of local amenities.

Two well maintained gardens are joined by a large enclosed courtyard. Accessible for all, the gardens include areas for sitting and relaxing, a summer house and a greenhouse for gardening.

 

Family, friends and visitors

We have an open door policy, friends and family are welcome to visit at any time and be involved in care planning and reviews. We encourage everyone to be involved in giving those we look after the best possible quality of life. In addition to the coffee shop in the conservatory, ideal for socialising during visits, a visitor’s room with comfortable seating is also available.

“I cannot stress too highly, too often and too enthusiastically how impressed, grateful and indebted I feel towards your marvellous caring staff who take such excellent care of vulnerable adults in their daily work.” – Relative

“I think the home runs really well and I am appreciative towards the staff for their help” – Service User

 

“Excellent home, very professional and yet friendly staff” – MDT

 

“My relative is getting the full care and attention that is needed from all staff, and we are most grateful to you all for this, thank you” – Relative

Carol Berry

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