With restaurant quality food, chauffeur driven outings and a butler to meet residents’ every wish, the Albert Suites are taking nursing care to new heights
Bespoke and personalised care is often aspired to but rarely attained for the aged and nursing sectors; however, a brand new facility called the Albert Suites is setting an unprecedented benchmark in caring for the needs of the individual.
Spearheaded by retirement community operators and aged care experts LifeCare Residences, the Albert Suites brings a 30-bed nursing home on the periphery of Battersea Park, dispensing with traditional care programmes that revolved around set meal times and medicine trolleys, and redefining what it means to offer personalised care.
In order to deliver tailored care packages that are entirely personalised to each individual, The Albert Suites’ dedicated team of care professionals carry out home assessments, so that all a resident’s needs can be met, ahead of their stay. All carers offer a safe pair of hands, and are highly trained to manage a breadth of complex circumstances ranging from physio rehabilitation, short and long-term care, convalescence / post-operative support / holiday stays through to palliative care.
Nursing care can be complemented by a range of healthcare professionals, from physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists, to dentists, opticians and audiologists. Holistic therapies such as aromatherapy, acupuncture, massage and reflexology can also be arranged.
With a quiet and peaceful backdrop, each resident at the Albert Suites has their own, elegantly designed, private room, with kitchenette and en-suite, which they are at liberty to decorate and personalise with all of the comforts and familiar objects that make a space feel like home.
Mornings can be bright and early or leisurely, as each resident decides what time they would like to get up – and moreover, whether they would like a cup of tea at 9, a light breakfast or more substantial lunch when it suits them.
The onsite chef prides himself in providing restaurant quality food cooked to each resident’s taste, all the while taking into consideration the nutrients that will aid each person’s health needs. Lunch, supper, and afternoon tea, can all be served at flexible times, depending on each day’s changing needs.
Medicine rounds and hospital trolleys are banished, and replaced with the silver service delivery of tablets and remedies on a timetable that works best for the individual. The Albert Suites recognises the value in each resident feeling empowerment over their personal schedule.
While some might have discounted exercise and fitness long ago, at the Albert Suites, the onsite pool, gym, and spa bath, together with a suite of physiotherapists and fitness instructors, are on hand to help with gentle exercise, rehabilitation, and wellness.
For those who believe that feeling good comes in part from looking their best, an onsite salon is equipped to offer beauty treatments, from hair dressing and manicures, to massage, all within the convenience of the Albert Suites facility.
Life at the Albert Suites extends beyond mealtimes and medicines however, for LifeCare Residences believes in an enriched quality of life for all – whether a resident is there for a holiday, post-operative stay, or for longer term, round the clock care and support.
A dedicated lifestyle coordinator is on hand to devise entertainment tailored to each resident’s personal interests – whether they are lifelong book lovers in search of the latest in literary fiction, or crossword experts who can’t go without their favourite broadsheet cryptic – all wants and needs can be accommodated.
For those interested in going further afield, and have an interest in the latest exhibit at the Royal Academy, or concert at Cadogan Hall, a private chauffeur is on hand for private excursions, as well as a mini bus for group trips. A concierge is also available to advise on the best of London’s leisure and culture, and of course to arrange logistics.
Taking personal care to a new level, a dedicated butler service ensures that every resident feels extra special, and that even their most exacting of needs – beyond the medical or social – is fulfilled.
Whatever the want or need, the Albert Suites and its dedicated team are on hand to deliver.
For further information or to arrange a visit to the Albert Suites, please contact 0207 129 7856.