Established in 1947 BCVS Homes has over 74 years of experience in care of the elderly. As a not for profit making organisation, the aim is to give value for money. This means a fair provision of services and accommodation for a fair fee.
Greystones a large detached house built circa 1900 accommodates 26 residents. Once a family house it has been adapted to a care home for the elderly without losing its warm and friendly atmosphere. To the rear of the house is a landscaped garden with walkways and seating areas. A short walk away is the to Bear Flat shopping centre with a supermarket, pharmacies and other small local shops and hostelry. Close to a local bus route to the city centre which has a regular bus service.
When a resident comes into Greystones the first four weeks are a trial period – a ‘getting to know’ period for both the new resident and ourselves. A time for assessing that we are meeting care needs. Whenever possible we offer short stays as an introduction to residential care, as a respite for carers, or simply as a pleasant holiday break. Short stay residents receive all the benefits afforded to our permanent residents, all the facilities of the Home are available, including the many and varied activities. Residents are cared for in a homely and caring environment by experienced and competent trained staff. The relationship between our staff and residents whilst always courteous is caring and friendly.
The main concern of our Home is our residents quality of life. Our philosophy is to look after residents in a caring and sympathetic way, so that their privacy and dignity are respected, and to promote active independence where possible. The Home is proud of its reputation for serving a variety of nutritious, appetising and well balanced meals cooked from fresh ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible. We are fortunate to have a group of “Friends”, voluntary members who fund raise and join in the social activities of the residents.