Life at Mossvale
At Mossvale Care Home we encourage a level of independence from our residents, as well as offering them the chance to pass on their feedback about their experiences within the Home. We realise the importance of their input when making decisions for the Home and use all feedback to improve the Home for the better.
A highlight of the day is the appetising meals prepared by our catering staff, using fresh local produce.
Good, nutritious food and drink are very important in keeping and improving your health. Our staff will soon get to know your food preferences, and any special dietary needs are recorded in your personal care plan.
Our breakfast, three course dinner, high tea and home baking, combine to offer a splendid variety of choice.
Breakfast is served between 8am – 11am in the dining room
Lunch is served at 1pm in the dining room
High tea is served at 5pm in the dining room
Beverages and snacks are served throughout the day in the lounge areas. Room service is also available.
Bar Lounge Area
We have a range of spirits available in our Bar Lounge Area and, provided there are no health issues preventing them, our residents are free to enjoy a tipple at their leisure. The area can also be used for functions or celebrations for residents and their families. If you would like to book the area for a particular date, our Head of Care would be glad to discuss this with you.
Our Activities Coordinator is responsible for planning and directing most recreational activities.
Entertainment appealing to a wide variety of taste is provided regularly. There is a comprehensive daily programme of activities which are held within the Home: concerts are held regularly including Christmas, Easter, St Andrew’s Day and other memorable occasions, not forgetting our national bard, Robert Burns.
Birthdays are celebrated, and each resident receives a complimentary birthday cake and gift. Private functions can also be arranged.
We have a onsite hairdressing salon and a hairdresser who visits weekly. Prices for this service are displayed on the notice board. You are free to have a hairdresser of your choice visit the Home or you may prefer to attend a local hairdressing salon.
A wide selection of reading material can be found in our well-stocked library area. Large print books are available and changed regularly.
We have a communal computer available to allow our residents to keep in contact with their loved ones virtually and to stay up to date with current news online.
We have a cinema room where you and your family can enjoy watching our wide selection of films and television shows on the big screen. We have regular movie evenings where we show a range of older as well as more recent films to suit a variety of tastes.
A wide selection of complimentary newspapers and journals are delivered to the home daily: arrangements can be made to have your own newspaper or journal delivered.
Incoming letters and parcels are delivered daily. Residents who are unable to post their own mail should discuss alternative arrangements with the Head of Care.
If you require a telephone in your own room, arrangements can be made for a separate line to be installed.
We welcome visitors at any time of the day. For reasons of security, it is helpful to know if any visitors are expected after 9pm.
Personal items of clothing are laundered and returned to your room from our own in-house laundry. It is important that all clothing is marked clearly with your name prior to admission. Clothing should be able to be machine washed and tumble dried.
At Mossvale, we welcome visits from residents’ pets and can accommodate some animals within the Home itself however, there are strict guidelines for this and we would ask that you discuss this with our Head of Care.
The Care Home accepts without reservation the overwhelming evidence that smoking is a major cause of preventable illness and death, and that the adverse effects of smoking fall not only those who themselves smoke but also on non-smokers who are exposed in their working and domestic environments to the smoke of others. Therefore Mossvale is a non-smoking Care Home.