Ringwood Day Care Centre
Day care can help you to care
We specialise in the care of people who have physical frailty or dementia
Age Concern Hampshire provides Day Care for older people at day centres throughout Hampshire. We have 25 years experience and adopt up to date practices of care which meet quality standards.
Service Users are older people limited by physical or mental frailty, who are assessed by Adult Services as needing day care and who meet their criteria for inclusion. The need for carer respite is also recognised.
Our day care centres depend on dedicated volunteers as well as trained staff. If you are interested in volunteering either contact the day care centre direct or see our volunteering pages.
AGE CONCERN HAMPSHIRE RINGWOOD DAY CENTRE
Providing a service for the older people of:
Ringwood, Bransgore, Burley and surrounding areas
The centre is open Monday to Friday from 10am until 3pm
Located at: Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood. BH24 1DH
Tel: 01425 479415
In addition to care and activity our centre is able to provide the following services:
Bathing (special bath for the disabled)
Hand and arm massage
Buddy Walking - a walking for health initiative connecting younger people with older people
Community Support - provides transport and a support worker for people who wish to access the community who are unable to do so with out the help of another
We generate a care plan and individual objectives for each service user. Day care aims to provide activities and care which:
·Older people can enjoy and look forward to
·Gives opportunities to improve health, well-being, confidence and quality of life
·Support independence of daily living by maintaining essential skills
·Provide dignified personal care when required
·Stimulate memory and mental activity with reminiscence, newspapers and appropriate quizzes
·Encourage mobility and help prevent falls by exercise with trained leaders
·Is tailored to meet the identified needs of each service user
·Provide social stimulation via a wide choice of activities to suit the individual and have FUN!
·Ensure carers get a deserved break from caring
Some of the comments made by carers of our service users:
"The Centre is a special place where B feels safe and happy. It is a lifeline to me, helping me to have time to recharge my batteries and carry on caring"
"Mum enjoys every aspect of her day, starting with the bus ride. She has a wide choice of things to do and comes home cheerful and always sleeps well after day care"
"I have peace of mind knowing he is safe and being looked after very well"
Our service users tell us:
"I’d forgotten how to giggle until I came here!"
"This gives me a bit of independence
"It is one day I do not feel lonely"
"Day Care is the highlight of my week and I am determined to get myself up on Thursdays however hard it is"
Accessing the service
If you think day care can help you or someone you care for you should contact Hampshire County Council Adult Services 0845 603 5630 or you can ask your Doctor or other Health Professional to refer you. Or, come and talk to the centre manager.
We welcome visitors who would like to see what we do and have a look at the centre. Call us and drop in for a chat.