Parkside Care Home, Tipton, Birmingham
|Address||1a Tibbington Terrace
|Services||Neuro-disability, Brain injury & stroke, Mental ill-health, Complex dementia, OneCare service|
Welcome to Parkside
At Parkside, we build our care and activity plans around individuals, supporting and encouraging them to be happy, cared for and fulfilled. Making every day better is about achieving the best possible outcomes for those we care for, so we identify goals and outcomes together with individuals, families and professionals.
Service users at Parkside live in two 10-bed units, Bloomfield and Unicorn, each with a dining room and two lounges.
At Parkside, we understand the importance of good, nutritious food. Our varied restaurant style dining menu is developed with service users at regular Food Forums. This ensures our menus are varied, interesting and available to everyone, taking into account personal preferences, condition-specific and religious dietary requirements.
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|The referral process||OneCare service|
Parkside’s OneCare services are two semi-detached houses with large gardens. Each house has two bedrooms with private bathrooms. They can be accessed via the garden from Parkside, making it very easy to maintain and develop relationships with peers and the team in the home. Each service can be adapted to suit the individual needs of service users, based on personal tastes, condition,
functionality and medication regime.
Shared living spaces include a large kitchen, dining room and lounge, enabling service users to interact with one another and welcome guests in a spacious, home from home environment. Moving from Parkside into one of the houses gives service users the opportunity to develop and maintain their life skills and independence away from the wraparound care of the main home.
Sarah, 40, developed initial symptoms of Huntington’s disease in her early thirties. Sarah moved into a OneCare house when the progression of her disease meant she could no longer live alone. Sarah accesses physiotherapy through the main home and is supported with daily care needs and maintaining a high calorie diet.
Sarah’s care and support plans will develop over time to meet her changing needs. Remaining independent for as long as possible is very important to Sarah, allowing her to remain in a positive frame of mind and live her life as she chooses.
"Supported by families, professionals and the Parkside team service users can move into the OneCare services when they reach their personal rehabilitation goals. The OneCare services are also ideal for people with a progressive condition, who are entering care for the first time. The new services allow people to maintain and develop their independence whilst still being able to access care from our specialist teams.” Cath Sandy, Home Manager
Life at Parkside
Social activities, leisure interests and hobbies are all part of a healthy, balanced life. The Parkside team support service users to make choices about how they live their lives, their hobbies and interests and where appropriate, access to education and volunteering. Regular service user forums allow people to share their views and develop future activities.
Parkside is at the heart of the Tipton community, with service users regularly participating in Community ‘Come Dine with Me’ and pub quizzes. Some enjoy spending time outdoors growing fruit and vegetables on the home’s allotment. Other activities include film and game nights and the home also celebrates seasonal events and activities throughout the year. Day trips are popular and an accessible minibus means there is always transport available for trips and days out.
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|Complex dementia||Goals & outcomes|