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The Old Rectory
Church Lane, Graveley
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG4 7LU

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Profile Strength
Very Good 81%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £900.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Many Liles is Home Manager at Halcyon Days.

Mandy Liles has been working within the care industry since 1989, she finds working in care very rewarding as she genuine passion to help others.
Mandy started her career working as a care worker and has since worked her way up throughout her different roles. Mandy brings with her years of experience and expert knowledge of care and hopes to use this to help ensure the safety of all residents is maintained.

Many Liles

Halcyon Days offers first class care for residents over 65 in picturesque village surroundings. Each one of our residents enjoys unique, personalised care, built around them and designed to make their stay with us as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. Visit the home and you’ll find a huge range of facilities on offer, including hairdressing facilities, chiropody, dental/eye care as well as a host of social activities to keep our residents busy. Of course, the best way to see the superb care and wonderful facilities we offer is to visit for yourself, meet our care team and see why we believe that Halcyon Days is uniquely placed to deliver graceful, caring living.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Independent Assessments We have been independently assessed in our approach to infection control.
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
safe-tick Regulatory Assessment We have been assessed by the care regulator in our approach to infection control.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Covid-19 Emergency Support Framework
The regulatory body has assessed care providers on their ability to manage four key areas during the pandemic.  Click here to download their assessment.
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

Our care home has WiFi in some of our residents’ rooms.

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

Yes, our care home has mobile phone signal in all our resident’s rooms.

Telephone for external calling

No, our care home does not provide a telephone in residents’ rooms.

More details coming soon

Minimum Age
65

Admission Category Support For
Religion Anglican / C of E, Baptist, Catholic, Hindu, Islam, Judaism, Methodist, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quakers.
LGBTQ Welcome Yes
Contract
Resident Agreement (Updated April 2019).doc
Our Building and Facilities

The wonderful facilities in our Hertfordhsire homes make a world of difference to our residents. Whether it’s chatting in the cafe, pottering around the garden or enjoying the peace and quiet of the lounge,there really is a favourite place for everyone. Rooms vary in style and facilities across our Hertfordshire homes,but the majority offer en-suite facilities, views of our landscaped gardens, TV and Telephone points, single or double sized rooms, welcome toiletries upon arrival, modern bedroom furniture.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
No

How Many Floors We Have
4

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Beauty Salon, Chiropractor, Day Centre, Dentist, Hairdressers, Lift, Optician, Stairlift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

Brochures
Hertfordshire_BROCHURE_Final_311018.pdf

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Description

Rooms vary in style and facilities across our home, but the majority offer en-suite facilities, views of our landscaped gardens, TV and telephone points, single or double sized rooms, welcome toiletries upon arrival, modern bedroom furniture.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 57

Type Of Room
Double Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Telephone Point.

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Description

We take as much care of our staff as we do of our residents. Delivering excellent care is key at Gold Care Homes. It motivates the way we invest, train and measure staff wellbeing. This ensures our entire workforce is fully engaged and is driving towards our corporate goals.

We are active in pursuing a fully dedicated workforce and monitor the feedback of our staff through an annual Health and Happiness survey. After all, a happy workforce provides a happy service! We use a range of corporate initiatives to support staff engagement levels including: involving our staff when developing individual care home strategies, investment in training and development, identifying future stars in the business as well as regular social events. We recently launched our very own Dragons Dens style ideas forum, where staff, residents and their families can present their ideas to promote efficiency and improve the experience of our residents.

To us, each and every resident is an individual. Each has his or her own life story. Each has their own likes and dislikes. Each has their own way of living. All of our residents enjoy their own care plan, tailored specifically for them. This allows us to build their care around their preferences, lifestyles and routines. It’s all part of our philosophy to see the person for who they are, not masked by age or condition. Everything we do is driven by this genuinely caring, person-centred approach.


Our Team
Many Liles
Many Liles
Home Manager

Mandy Liles has been working within the care industry since 1989, she finds working in care very rewarding as she genuine passion to help others.
Mandy started her career working as a care worker and has since worked her way up throughout her different roles. Mandy brings with her years of experience and expert knowledge of care and hopes to use this to help ensure the safety of all residents is maintained.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £900.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £950.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £900.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Region East
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

Our food service has been designed to replicate a home setting. The food has been specially selected to ensure our residents receive the right balance of nutrients while still appeasing to the varied taste buds on offer. Whether it’s a late morning breakfast or an early dinner on the garden green, our in house food specialists will ensure every meal is an experience not to forget.

Every meal we produce for our residents reflects their own specific dietary needs as laid out in their care plan. It’s a cornerstone of our care policy and key to our person centred approach. Besides the regular meal times, our food specialists regularly organise bespoke eating experiences, from outdoor BBQs to baking specialist cakes and cookies – not forgetting the staff bake off where our residents are our judges!

Our food specialists also go the extra mile for special days such as anniversaries, birthdays and cultural holidays. Restaurant experiences are also available for when visitors wish to eat private meals with their loved ones.

Visitors are also free to try our meals - just ask our Care Home Manager for a free tasting session.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

Our Activities Co-ordinators play a fundamental part in delivering our mission of enhancing the lives of our residents by creating a fun and hugely varied program for everyone to participate. A great source of fun and laughter, our range of activities really help each resident live their life to the full. Here at Gold Care Homes, we believe independent activity, hobbies and day to day chores boast self confidence. By taking the time to understand each residents capabilities, we’re able to build a personalized activity plan.

Our aim is to create a programme that encourages as much interaction and enjoyment as possible. As you’d expect, most activities are indoors. However, when the weather permits, we make the most of our lovely outdoor patio areas and landscaped gardens. When our residents are feeling a little adventurous, we also plan nationwide trips to popular landmarks! A list of our activities can been seen in the brochure as well as in the reception of each home.


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Timetables
Example week for resident.PNG

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Gardening, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Yoga.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Shopping, Theatre.
Can You Bring Your Pet
Yes

The Old Rectory
Church Lane, Graveley
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG4 7LU

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/8850036d-95e6-48f4-848a-92ad886b3cc0
Report Published 14th August 2018
Registration Date 8th May 2017
Transport
Bus Stop nearby.

Nearby Services
Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Halcyon Days

Halcyon Days was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in August 2018.
Halcyon Days provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Halcyon Days has 57 rooms.
Prices for Halcyon Days start from £900.00 per week.
Halcyon Days is owned by Gold Care Homes.
Yes. Halcyon Days does offer Residential care.
Yes. Halcyon Days does offer Respite care.
Yes. Halcyon Days does provide care for people with Dementia.
Halcyon Days comes under Hertfordshire.
Halcyon Days accepts Local Authority clients.
Many Liles is the manager of Halcyon Days.

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