St Matthews care home is part of the outstanding B&M Care Group. This superb care home is a modern purpose built care home in the small village of Redbourn. St Matthews care home is a short drive away from Harpenden and St Albans. The home offers excellent 24 hour residential care, respite care, as well as B&M Care’s specialist dementia care. B&M Care has over 40 years' experience and is a family run business for families. They have many care homes and they are at the forefront of expert person centred care.
B&M Care adopts the person centred approach. When they deliver day to day care practice, the identity of the individual is at the centre of what they do. B&M Care look at the whole person and not a person’s ability or medical capacity. B&M Care uphold a commitment to offer peace of mind to both an individual and their family. Every B&M Care Home provides a place where individuals can flourish within a supportive and enabling environment. This environment offers friendship, an enriching engagement programme and the opportunity to maintain links with the wider community. The fully qualified B&M Care staff are committed to delivering a service that knows more than just the individual’s name and face. B&M offer the highest level of initial assessment that involves care planning, reporting and care interactions as well as ongoing reviews and evaluations regarding a person’s priorities and preferences. The B&M care staff deliver the highest quality of care.
Respite or convalescence care is a short stay solution for individuals looking for extra support following post operative or hospital care. This also enables their regular carer to take a break. The B&M respite care packages cover both residential and specialist dementia care and can be anything from a couple of weeks to a few months. Families are reassured that their loved one is enjoying exceptional care within a friendly, enabling and stimulating environment. B&M Care’s respite and short stay packages also include a personalised assessment, an individual care plan, a fully-furnished room, and the opportunity to enjoy seven days a week engagement and lifestyle programme.
B&M Care offers the most outstanding dementia care. The company has a philosophy that all people should live in an environment that adopts the person centred approach. B&M Care have embraced their own ‘Rose Model of Dementia Care’. This was devised to enhance current day-to-day care practice and the B&M Care’s Rose Model of Dementia Care is a studies-based programme that fosters the idea that a care home setting should look at an individual as a whole person and not their physical or cognitive capacity. B&M supports individuals in their care by looking at a person’s behaviour as a form of communication or unmet need to continue to tailor and deliver highly personalised care, engagement and an overall holistic lifestyle. B&M's exceptional focus on dementia is broken down by key points that include:
Individuality: working with families to understand a person’s life history to create a holistic care plan that values an individual for their unique qualities, rather than their ability or medical capacity.
Empowering: acting in the person’s best interests to encourage an individual’s autonomy, independence, and opportunity to make day-to-day decisions.
Engagement: learning about an individual’s past to provide bespoke care and engagement that is unique to them.
Flourishing: maintaining an individual’s interests to give them an identity and the confidence to retain as much control over their lives as possible.
Compassion: impressing dignity, respect and a sense of self-worth on an individual to better support them maintain an enabling lifestyle.
Wellbeing: taking into account an individual’s biographical, biological, psychological and social background to better engage them in meaningful occupation.
B&M Care supports each of its care homes by inspiring and developing home managers to promote a culture in line with the above principles. As well as this by guiding all its care homes to deliver bespoke training in line with the Rose Model of Dementia Care alongside B&M Care’s mandatory training programme.
En-suite rooms; TV points in all rooms; SKY and telephone points; Rooms can be personalised; Call bell system; Dining areas; Bar; Cafe; Activities; Fully inclusive in-house laundry; Hair salon; Private landscaped gardens and patios; Spa; Gym and Cinema.
Dining is inclusive and residents may take meals in a choice of dining rooms or if they wish, in the privacy of their own room. Family dining is available by arrangement. A skilled chef prepares an extensive range of appetising and nutritionally balanced meals, taking into account any specific dietary requirements or individual preferences. A choice of menu is available with refreshments and snacks available 24hrs.
Lifestyle and Activities
St Matthews care home provide a safe stimulating environment, providing the highest standards of care to promote, encourage and maintain resident’s daily living skills and quality of life. An active lifestyle is encouraged, with friends and families always welcome. An Activities Facilitator arranges a varied social calendar of events and entertainment in groups and on a one to one basis. Every resident experiences meaningful occupation tailored to who they are.
B&M Care has one of the most envied staff training programmes in the industry and there are appropriate ratios of staff both day and night. The emphasis is on individually planned person centred care with freedom and privacy are respectfully maintained.
OPEN 24 HOURS
- Long Term
- Short Stay
- Holiday Breaks
- Financial Help
- Respite Care