Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find a selection of the questions we are asked most frequently.

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What activities do you have?

A: The home employs an Activities Organiser, who coordinates the provision and delivery of activities such as musical exercises, games and crafts etc. Residents always have the choice of whether or not to participate.

Do you have entertainment?

A: Entertainers: singers, magicians, etc. visit at least monthly.

Are there ever any outings?

A: We have weekly trips to the local cricket club from spring to autumn, and monthly trips further afield which take place throughout the year. These include visiting a petting farm, canal boat trips, annual visits to Blackpool Illuminations etc. We are always open to suggestions for where to go on our days out!

What are the visiting hours?

A: Residents are encouraged to treat Blackrod House as their own home therefore visitors are welcome at any time.

Do you allow children to visit?

A: Children are always welcome visitors.

How many staff do you have on duty?

A: The ratio is 1:5 in the morning, 1:8 in the afternoon/evening and 1:9 at night.

What are the meal times?

A: Breakfast is from 8.00 until the last person is up! Lunch is at 12.00 and tea is at 5.00. Supper is at 8.00. These times are flexible and snacks are provided throughout the day upon request.

Can you cater for diabetics?

A: We can cater for any specialised diet.

Can I bring some of my own furniture?

A: Certainly, providing that it is in good repair, does not breach any Health and Safety regulations, and there is space for it.

Can I put pictures on the wall?

A: Our handyman will be happy to put your pictures up where you want them.

Can I bring my pet?

A: Subject to the discretion of the owners/management.

Do you have your own hairdresser?

A: Yes, she visits fortnightly and charges very reasonable prices.

Do I need to bring my own toiletries?

A: We provide basic toiletries.

Can I keep my own G.P.?

A: This is at the discretion of your G.P.

Do you supply newspapers?

A: Yes, we provide a daily local newspaper.

Can I phone my relatives?

A: Yes, you can use our phone to call any UK landline number.

Can they phone me?

A: No problem!

Do I need to send my clothes home for washing?

A: No, we do all your laundry on the premises. It will be returned to you clean and ironed within 24 hours.

I need to be hoisted – is that a problem?

A: We have all necessary manual handling equipment, and all the staff are fully trained in moving and handling.

Do you have nurses on duty?

A: Nursing care is not provided in the home, however the services of the District Nurses are utilised as appropriate.

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Blackrod House Residential Care home provides residential care for the elderly and those living with dementia, Alzheimer's and memory loss.

We are proud to serve the communities of Blackrod, Bolton, Wigan & Chorley & of the county of Lancashire

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