Whiteoaks Rest Home

Caring Like Only A Family Can

Daily Living

Whiteoaks Rest Home

Caring Like Only A Family Can

Daily Living

Meals

 

Good Food is a celebration of life
Sophia Loren

 

Whiteoaks prides itself on recognising that meal times are not only part of daily life and health, but that they should be enjoyed on a social level. With our elegant dining room, with views to the gardens, that all of our Service users make full use of, we feel that meal times should be pleasant, unhurried and peaceful occasions for everyone, hence the reason for our protected mealtimes policy.

Our menu consists of a different meal every day. With an extensive breakfast menu of porridge, cereals, toasts and fruit. Breakfast is always served with tea, coffee and/or fruit juice.

Our lunch and tea menu is always varied and seasonal with a variety of choices (a hot, vegetarian and salad option) both meals are served with a dessert.

Lunch is the main meal of the day and is usually 3 courses (including a soup starter). There are always at least 2 options to choose from plus a cold salad option.

The teatime meal is a lighter 2 courses and also offers 2 hot menu choices or a sandwich option.

Whiteoaks Care Home - Breakfast

Mealtimes

We request that visitors refrain from coming during mealtimes however we can usually accommodate you with prior notice.

Mealtimes are as follows:

  • Breakfast is 6:00am – 08:00am
  • Lunch is 12:00pm – 13:00pm
  • Tea is 17.00pm – 18.00pm

(Refreshments such as tea, juice, biscuits and fresh fruit are served throughout the day and are all available as and when you want them)

Whiteoaks Rest Home always likes to imagine that our home is truly a home and as such we like any excuse to celebrate. With a yearly rota of parties and events including our annual summer BBQ, Easter Sunday celebrations, our Halloween party and a whole host of Christmas events we like to pride ourselves on going that extra mile. All parties and events have specially catered food matching the theme and all of the staff get involved to make it as special as possible.

We always like to make service users birthdays as special as possible so the chef will kindly always make a birthday cake.

Our chef is able to cater for special diets including but not limited to, diabetics and vegetarian.

DRINK SERVINGS TIMES

In addition to the three main meals:

  • Morning coffee or tea – 10.00am
  • Afternoon tea or coffee – 2.00pm
  • Night drinks Horlicks, Ovaltine, Hot Chocolate, Tea or Coffee – 8.00pm / Served with a piece of malt loaf or fruit cake.

Please note that hot and cold drinks are available 24 hours a day. Diabetic, gluten free and all special diets are also catered for.

Sample Menu

BREAKFAST MENU

Selection of Fruits
White or Wholemeal Bread or Toast
Various Jams & Preserves
Cereals
Pot of Tea or Coffee

LUNCH MENU

Starter
Soup of the Day

Main
Main Meat Option
Potato Dish of the Day
Vegetables

There is always a second option as an alternative, as well as a vegetarian option, diabetic option and a salad option.

Desserts
Freshly Baked Apple Crumble & Custard
Fresh Fruit Trifle

Most of our desserts are home made.

TEATIME MENU

Cheese and Ham Potato skins
Omelette with Side Salad
Sweet Treat or Fruit
Tea or Coffee

Social Activities

 

Entertainment provides relief, Art provokes engagement
David Foster Wallace

 

All of the staff at Whiteoaks aim to give the service users the best possible quality of life. As such we value all of our service user’s social lives, activities and hobbies as an important aspect of their care and strive to find something that they can enjoy doing whatever their capabilities.

We like to ensure that we have at least one group activity daily which usually takes place between 3.00pm – 4.00pm. Our activities include things such as chair aerobics, arts and crafts, skittles, sing-a-longs and making cakes and we are always open to suggestions if anyone would like to do something new or different.

As well as group activities we like to encourage our service users to pursue any personal hobbies they have such as sewing, knitting and/or reading (we have a number of books in the home including a number of large print books and a visiting mobile library).

Whiteoaks Care Home Activities

We also have two communal televisions and 7 telephone points (which our service users are welcome to use) and if they choose, are able to have a television, telephone or radio in their room (at their own expense). Magazine and newspapers are delivered daily and can be arranged at the service user’s request.

We like to think that our home is truly a home and as such we like any excuse to celebrate and have a number of events throughout the year such as an Easter raffle, a summer B.B.Q and a Halloween party as well as a number of things leading up to Christmas (for which we always create a special Christmas events calendar with full details).

Our service users are free to come and go as they please however we do ask you to note that Whiteoaks cannot be held responsible for any incident or accident which occurs outside of our premises.

Whiteoaks Visiting Times

We welcome all of our service users visiting family and friends but kindly ask if you could take note of our visiting hours shown below:

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • 14:00pm – 16:00pm
  • 18:00pm – 20:00pm

We do understand however that this can sometimes be difficult and with prior notice we can usually accommodate you.