Holly House is situated on the outskirts of Scunthorpe. We are part of a small group consisting of six homes, that work together to provide the best possible care. As the company is a family run business with over 20 years experience in the caring community you can be assured that we care for those that you care about.
It is always possible to find a special place to be comfortable in at Holly house, whether it is with the company of others or just a quite time to enjoy the peaceful gardens.
Holly house started out as a farmhouse in the picturesque village of Burringham near Scunthorpe and has been restored and extended to provide accommodation for the elderly. It provides accommodation in rooms of various sizes and many are en suite rooms but others are single rooms. The bedrooms are decorated and well furnished with a wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside table with a lamp, comfy chair and a tray table. All are large enough for wheelchair access. All single rooms are with easy reach of the bathrooms and toilets.
We provide comfortable lounges, conservatory areas, dining room, and activity area.
Holly house has a pleasant dining room and residents are encouraged to take their meals there, but can have their meals in their own rooms if that is what they prefer.
The home has single rooms; the majority of these are en suite having ample bedroom furniture, but also with enough space for personal items, photographs and ornaments to create a cosy environment.
Our shower rooms and bathrooms are fitted with the appropriate hoist aids to make bathing easier.
Holly house has an excellent and varied menu. Our experienced cooks produce home cooked nutritional meals on the premises. The menu is regularly changed and all personal likes and dislikes are catered for along with specific dietary requirements. Our residents are encouraged to join the other residents for their meals, but they can enjoy a relaxed breakfast in bed, if this is what they want. Breakfast usually comprises of a choice of fruit juices, cereals and/or porridge followed by toast, jams, marmalade, tea or coffee and fresh fruit. Our residents can choose to have a hot breakfast also, if this is what they want.
Lunch is two courses with a choice of dessert. Fridays are usually fish and chips and a traditional roast on a Sunday.
There are hot drinks and snacks available throughout the day, and menu changes to reflect the seasonal changes.
Things to do
At Holly house we believe that having fun and enjoyable experiences enhance your overall happiness and wellbeing.
It is important to us that residents are encouraged to maintain a level of enthusiasm for getting involved in the range of activities provided. Our committed activity coordinator works hard to organise art and craft classes, baking and cake decorating sessions, pampering sessions, sensory sessions, and external entertainment. There is regular provision of hairdressing and chiropody.
The traditional celebratory events during the year like Easter and Christmas are made special within the home. We also have a library service that visits and either audio or reading books can be requested. We enjoy and provide community participation such as birthday and anniversary events.
We have visits fro different religious denominations that come and give religious services to support our residents.
Newspapers and periodicals can be ordered by individual residents and delivered daily.
We have long service staff at Holly house and that is why our continuing care is so well established; they are well trained and lead by example and are quite forward thinking to new training and ideas.
They are friendly efficient and excellent in providing holitic caring. The team leaders are experienced and have NVQ 3 qualifications or are working towards this. There is a Team leader on duty at Holly House 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We have a programme of induction and in-house staff training at all levels.
For your reassurance and our commitment to quality, we incorporate the Diploma in Health and social care training for our staff in order to enhance their abilities and to offer better quality of care to the residents.
Our staff also take many accredited courses such as Safeguarding, dementia awareness, Health and Safety, Fire training, Food Hygiene, Moving and handling, infection control and first aid etc. Holly House is committed to training for these skills.
We are very proud of our staff because; they like to get to know all our residents very well so they are able to care for them in every way, encouraging, prompting, reassuring, listening, and helping them where necessary with personal care, giving assistance as required.