Frequently Asked Questions
How do I arrange to come into Eventide?
Call us on the phone or send us an email and arrange to come and visit us here. Alternatively, we can come and assess you where you are to find out if Eventide is the right place for you to live.
Are all the residents at Eventide Christians?
Most of the residents have a personal faith in Jesus Christ but not all have. This is not essential to live here but for those of us who enjoy this faith, it does impact our daily lives.
How often can I have visitors at Eventide?
There is free visiting, although most visitors do not visit before 9.30am or after 9.30pm. We ask, where possible, people avoid visiting at meal times unless they have previously made arrangements to join us for a meal.
Who pays for me to stay at Eventide?
Depending on your financial situation, you can be self funding or you can be assessed by the local authority to find out if they will fund your care. We can advise you of the process if you call or email us.
Do you offer respite care?
Yes. We are happy to provide short term respite care. We all know that ‘a change is as good as a rest.’ Meeting new people and being involved in new activities in a comfortable environment can make a big difference. Clearly, our ability to offer respite care depends on the availability of a room.
Do you care for people with dementia?
Yes. We have extensive experience of dealing with residents who suffer from dementia. There is a dedicated Dementia Care Lead on our team and staff have regular training to ensure we are up to date on the latest developments in dementia care. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss the challenges that you face and what care we can provide.
What activities can the residents do?
There are two lounges for residents to meet, chat and relax, and a dining room where meals are taken together. There is also a programme of activities to meet the varied needs of each resident and includes canal boat trips, visits to the local promenade, garden centres and other attractions. During the summer Eventide’s gardens also provide a venue for outdoor activities, relaxation and amusement, or even a bit of gardening.
What kind of help is there for my health and personal care?
Caring for the whole person is an important part of our ethos. Medical services are provided by the local GP and our trained staff ensure that all medication is properly supervised. There are regular visits from a hairdresser and chiropodist.
Are all the bedrooms en-suite?
There are twenty five rooms for residents, 16 of which have en-suite facilities including the two double rooms suitable for married couples. For the other rooms toilet facilities are very close by.