If you’ve ever passed the striking building on the corner of Dairyground Road, you’d be forgiven for mistaking it for a stately home. In fact, the building with the large windows and lush gardens is home to residential home Sunrise of Bramhall; I Love Bramhall spoke to John Harrison from the community relations team to find out how Sunrise provides the very best in later life care.
Sunrise of Bramhall was purpose-built in around ten years ago as one of the 26 Sunrise homes in the UK. The Sunrise group found its feet in the USA in 1981, and now runs 340 care homes in America to date, boasting almost four decades of experience.
Moving into residential care can be a daunting prospect, which is why the team at Sunrise offers dedicated support and advice from day one, getting to know each client personally and taking all of their wishes on board. There are all kinds of rooms to choose from and couples are accommodated, too, so everyday life isn’t disrupted.
With an open door policy and friendly staff, anyone is very welcome to pop in for a coffee and a chat at the bistro, take a look around the welcoming living spaces at Sunrise and asking any questions they may have. There are monthly social events, too – keep an eye out for this month’s Sunrise Arms pub day on the 24th!
The care home has a strong link to the Bramhall community – most residents are from Bramhall and many often enjoy pottering around the village or paying visits to local museums and parks via one of the home’s minibuses. The kids at the nearby Railway Nursery often visit the residents, as do the Cubs – something both the children and grownups love.
Every person is unique, and so the care given at Sunrise is tailor-made to reflect the lifestyle of each resident. There are options for respite care, nursing and dementia care, and assisted living – all designed to provide expert care while maintaining health, dignity and wellbeing.
For the memory impaired, Sunrise has a specially designed Reminiscence Neighbourhood where the same specialist care is offered, but with the focus being on those with memory loss. The walls are adorned with images of yesteryear, and vintage furniture turns the living rooms into time machines.
As well as these nostalgic touches, there are state-of-the-art features such as the Tovertafel ‘Magic Table’, a touch-screen table which illuminates with interactive images of flowers, beach balls, aeroplanes and more. The table is proven to stimulate cognitive and physical activity for people living with dementia – with the added bonus of being really fun!
Ensuring there is no drastic lifestyle shift when moving into Sunrise, the care home offers wide-ranging activities so that residents can enjoy the same hobbies and passions they always have. With six organised activities a day, there’s also the option to try something new – from tai chi to cooking and flower arranging.
As John showed me around the building, bidding good morning to the many residents who greeted him with beaming smiles, it became clear that the community feel Bramhall is so well known for is very much alive in the care home. There are lovely dining areas and gardens for all to enjoy, though also the privacy of large ensuite bedrooms to retire to.
The dining at Sunrise rivals that of a fine hotel – both the care home and the Queen share the same butcher, Donald Russell, and the menu is varied and exciting. There’s also a glamorous private dining room in which families and friends can be invited to dinner parties, providing residents with the added level of independence that is both encouraged and nurtured at Sunrise.
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