FAQs

We understand that you will have many questions, and that choosing a care home for you or a loved one can sometimes be a difficult task. To help, we’ve compiled some of our frequently asked questions below. If you require more advice, please do get in touch with our team.

What type of activities do you organise?

Our activities team work hard to create an imaginative calendar of activities and events, which include person-centred activities, ‘Oaklands Air’ – our fun & engaging armchair travel experience – interactive technology with puzzles and sensory games, armchair exercises, sing-alongs, themed days, plus much more. Take a look at our Facebook page for daily activities and pictures from Oaklands.

Do residents have to join in during the activities?

Residents can participate as much or as little as they want. If the resident wishes, our team will organise one-to-one person-centred activities based on their individual interests and hobbies. We also always make sure there are cosy corners throughout the home for residents to sit back and relax with a paper and a cuppa.

Can residents personalise their rooms?

Of course. We want to make Oaklands feel as homely as possible, which is why we always recommend bringing in some home comforts and are happy to rearrange the room to suit the resident.

Can I take my family member or loved one out?

Of course. All we ask is that you inform the home of your trip the day before or the morning of the trip if you will be taking them out later that day.

How many staff work at night?

We have 2 carers and 1 senior member working throughout the night.

What is the food like at Oaklands? Is there a set menu?

Our chefs work hard to ensure that residents enjoy nutritious and delicious choices at every meal. Residents often prefer to be served their hot meal at lunchtime and receive a lighter option, such as sandwiches, as their evening meal. However, our chefs can create modified menu options to support all needs.

Is your garden secure?

Yes. Our residents particularly love our secure garden and patio area. As it’s secure, they can come and go as they wish and visit our pet budgies. Our sheltered patio area also provides the perfect space for families to visit and enjoy our garden together.  

How much does care cost at Oaklands Rest Home and do you accept funding?

Prices vary depending on the residents’ level of needs. We accept both self-funded and local authority-funded residents. Please speak to our team for more information.

What’s not included in your fees?

Certain services and goods from outside the home. For example, highly specialist equipment, newspapers, hair cuts etc.

Arrange a tour

The best way to experience life at Oaklands Rest Home is to come and see it for yourself! Click the button below to arrange a tour of our beautiful home.

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We’d love to hear from you

If you’re currently looking at New Forest care homes, why not call us to arrange a tour and to meet our wonderful team of experts. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Tel: 02380 845759

Arrange a tour

The best way to experience life at Oaklands Rest Home is to come and see it for yourself!

Book here

We’d love to hear from you

If you’re currently looking at New Forest care homes, why not call us to arrange a tour and to meet our wonderful team of experts. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Tel: 02380 845759