Ivydene is an attractive care home located in a quiet residential area of the historic mill town of Ivybridge, Devon.
With views overlooking Two Moors Way, our care home is a short walk from the River Erme, as well as being a short drive from the city of Plymouth with all the shops, restaurants, theatre, cinema and other attractions this has to offer.
Our dedicated team provides a range of care and support for our residents, including residential care, nursing care, dementia care, palliative care and respite care.
Our care home has been designed with the usual comforts you’d expect such as welcoming lounges, light and airy dining rooms, a beautiful garden and cosy bedrooms, which provide a warm place for our residents to rest and relax.
However it’s the small personal touches and our friendly team, who care for our residents as if they were members of their own family, which make Ivydene a true home from home.
We welcome visits from family and friends and have an open door policy, so whether loved ones like to pop in for a coffee or take part in an activity, we encourage them to become part of the community within our home.
We hold meetings for residents and relatives, enabling our residents and their loved ones to be directly involved in everyday life at Ivydene.
Our 55 bedrooms are all en-suite, and benefit from internet access and television points.
Bedrooms as tastefully decorated and furnished, although we do encourage our residents to bring personal ornaments, pictures and small items of furniture to make their rooms their own.
We have two homely lounge areas and a large conservatory for our residents to use as they wish, whether taking part in activities, catching up with friends and family or simply reading a good book.
Our dining rooms provide a welcoming atmosphere to enjoy delicious home-cooked meals in the company of others.
The beautiful garden is landscaped with raised flower beds for our residents who like to do a spot of light gardening. It also includes a greenhouse, where we grow our own fruit and vegetables.
Ivydene’s features include:
- En-suite bedrooms with television points
- Several lounge areas and a large conservatory
- Dining rooms where our residents enjoy home-cooked meals
- A beautiful garden with raised flower beds and a greenhouse
- Hairdressing salon
- Wi-Fi enabled throughout the home.
Our care team is on-hand 24 hours a day, every day of the year and staff are dedicated to delivering care with kindness.
To ensure we continue to provide the best standards of care and support to our residents, we recruit and train only the best staff.
Whilst they receive a variety of on-going training to ensure their skills remain up-to-date, along with an enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB), it is their dedication to our residents which makes them truly special.
We believe it is important that our residents spend their time as they choose, so have a dedicated activities person to support them to take part in interesting activities, rekindle old past times and try new things.
We have a hairdressing salon and our residents also enjoy being pampered with manicures and hand massages.
Regular activities on offer include everything from knitting, bingo, wine tasting, communal worship, singing sessions, skittles and arts and crafts. We also have regular visits from local school children at our themed community events throughout the year.
Our residents also enjoy what the local community has to offer, taking part in sight-seeing trips and sampling fish and chips by the river
We pride ourselves on treating people as individuals, so all our residents have care plans tailored to their individual medical, social and emotional needs. We review care plans on a regular basis and involve family and friends in this process wherever possible.
The range of personal care services we can provide, in partnership with local professionals, include:
- Optical care
- Dental care
- Key worker
Our catering team prides themselves on preparing nutritious, seasonal home-cooked meals, along with mouth-watering home-baked cakes for afternoon tea.
Residents help us to shape the menus and our catering team spends time with them to get feedback on the dishes and their likes and dislikes. They are also able to cater for a variety of dietary requirements.
Breakfast includes a wide variety of choice from cereals and toast to a traditional cooked breakfast.
Lunch and dinnertimes see a selection of sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, jacket potatoes and hot meals such as a Sunday roast with all the trimmings and favourites including fish and chips, cottage pie and a hearty casserole.
There is also an array of snacks and refreshments available throughout the day for residents and their loved ones if they get a bit peckish.
If you would like more information about our care home or have any questions, please feel free to contact us either via the yellow ‘view phone number’ button above or the yellow ‘contact us’ button below.
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