Our specialist dementia care home in Chorley
Coniston House is our modern, 43 bed dementia care home in Chorley, providing professional care and support in an environment suited to the particular needs of people living with dementia.
Our care home is situated in its own beautiful, landscaped grounds close to local amenities and perfectly located on a bus route for outings to nearby towns, including the lively market town of Chorley. It is split into two smaller ‘households’, one on the ground floor and one on the top floor, each with its own relaxing lounge, kitchen and dining areas. This allows us to create a wonderfully homely feel for all people living here. Coniston House also has a welcoming and relaxing reception area where many living here enjoy sitting and whiling away the time and visitors are greeted by a familiar face.
In the summer our beautiful enclosed garden comes to life. Not only is it awash with colour, fragrance and texture from the myriad flowers and plants, but those living in the home love to spend time here, enjoying the warmth of the sun on their faces and the opportunity to wander around in a safe environment. We also have a lovely wooden pagoda which offers a relaxing place to sit and simply admire the view.
As a specialist dementia care home, we place great emphasis on providing a responsive and flexible approach to changing needs. All staff receive thorough training in dementia and keep a careful eye out for signs that needs are changing, enabling us to respond effectively with maximum professionalism and the minimum of fuss.
Enjoying life at Coniston House
At Coniston House, we are committed to proving that life does not stop with a dementia diagnosis or a move into a care home. In fact, people living here often become more active when they move in to our home due to our regular programme of activities and outings.
When we say there’s something for everyone, there really is. Theatre, pampering sessions, film nights, 1940s or 1950s themed afternoons, cocktail evenings, old time musicals, charity fund-raising events, chair exercise classes…. We even have our own choir and enjoy putting on concerts for family and friends.
We have regular visitors who pop in for a coffee and a chat, including young volunteers from the Princes Trust and the staff from our local Co-Op who join us at Christmas for an afternoon of festive art and craft activities. We also welcome plenty of family and friends who are very much a part of life here in our friendly home.
At Coniston House, our underlying philosophy is to help each person living in the home to be as independent as possible and to continue to do the things they enjoy for as long as possible. Pop by for a visit and you’ll meet a caring, friendly team of staff who do everything they can to make life at Coniston House a pleasant and rewarding one.
Food to tantalise the senses at Coniston House
If we had to use one word to describe the food at Coniston House it would be tempting! As
dementia is often associated with changes in eating habits and appetite, our professional chef creates delicious, nutritious meals to excite the senses, using locally sourced, quality ingredients. And people living in the home are involved in planning the menus, which keeps favourite meals top of the agenda!
Mealtimes here are a social experience. The dining room atmosphere is relaxed and staff maintain a flexible and responsive approach to supporting people during this time. We always liaise closely with relevant health professionals, including dietitians and GPs, both to ensure there is no underlying cause of any changes to eating habits and to enable us to support the individual in the most appropriate way.
As well as mouth-watering meals, there are also plenty of delicious snacks on offer during the day, such as fruit smoothies, milkshakes and fabulous cakes which smell gorgeous when they are baking. There really is nothing like home-made food.