The links between environment, wellbeing and good health are well established. We put a lot of thought into the physical environment and surroundings at all of our care homes for this reason. The right environment not only reduces stress and anxiety but also offers more opportunities for physical and leisure activities.
Steepleton Manor is probably the best example of this. It is a very attractive grade II Victorian manor house set in 6 acres of landscaped, parkland grounds. Residents never need to go far to experience a tranquil green space.
The grounds provide a perfect, safe, off-road area for walking and exercising, with a variety of features, including mature trees and landscaped gardens. The overall feeling is one of great open spaces and calm. The house is set well back from the road in the quiet village of Winterbourne Steepleton so there is hardly any noise to spoil the peace and quiet – apart maybe from birdsong.
The grounds also feature a kitchen garden where residents can grow their own vegetables to enjoy with their lunch or dinner. Again, gardening and growing vegetables is highly therapeutic. It’s an opportunity to take part in meaningful activity and to be more independent.
And there can be few better places to relax on a sunny day than the lovely patio area outside the house.
Healthier, Inside and Out
The importance of environment is brought into the interior of the home. Bright, spacious rooms continue the light and airy feeling as does the large open plan lounge area. For ultimate peace and quiet there is a smaller lounge and a well stocked library.
Good company is also important and the common rooms provide a great place for social activities and informal, relaxed interaction with fellow residents.
Private space matters too. So rooms feature en-suite facilities to provide a fully self contained living space for each resident – a space they can truly call their own.
We believe that Steepleton Manor provides an unrivalled life-enhancing environment for our residents in their later years. If you’d like to see it for yourself please arrange a visit, or call us on 01305 300 161.