Life at Compton House
We believe that moving into any residential accommodation is a huge thing to come to terms with and all the staff work hard to make sure that residents living in Compton House soon think of it as their home. Through open visiting and actively encouraging volunteers we endeavour to maintain links with the local community and encourage resident participation in all aspects of life at Compton House. A recent development is a new resident and staff group (STAR) which provides a forum for residents to comment on how they feel and what it’s like living in Compton House. The aim is to give residents the opportunity to comment on the service we provide, a forum for discussion and empowerment to influence life at Compton House. They have already come up with some excellent ideas that we are planning to introduce.
Compton House is an attractive three storey Edwardian building that has been extended and upgraded over the years to provide accommodation for 27 residents. The residents’ rooms are situated on the ground and first floor accessible by lift. A nurse call system operates throughout and each resident can have a personal telephone if they wish. The lounge is light and bright with windows that overlook the gardens. The dining room has been recently extended and provides a wall of bi-fold doors that provide easy access to a patio area and the gardens. We try to create a home like environment and encourage residents to personalise their own rooms with familial memorabilia. When decorating our new dining room recently the residents were involved in selecting the colours of the walls and flooring and also chose the curtain and table fabrics. We believe that Compton House is their home and their home should reflect their choice as far as is practicable. Pictures in the dining room are the residents own work produced at the weekly art class.
We have an open door policy and welcome visitors at any time. We do ask that you respect meal times, however if you are visiting over a mealtime you are most welcome to join us for a meal.
Some activities for June