North Argyll House
Care Home Oban
 

Services

North Argyll House offers a range of services for the comfort and help of the residents.

Bathing

In addition to the bedrooms with en-suite showers, there are special baths suitable for the less able resident. These baths allow easy access for residents who have difficulty using a standard bath.

Laundry

Our experienced laundry staff will cater for residents' personal needs. If clothing requires dry-cleaning this can be arranged and the cost added to residents' accounts. To assist in identifying personal clothing, all items should be marked. Labelling may be undertaken by the Home but labels take 2-3 days to arrive after ordering.

Hairdressing

We have a qualified hairdresser who visits the Home on a weekly basis.

Chiropody

We have a private Chiropodist who will be delighted to attend to any chiropody needs at least once every eight weeks, more regularly if necessary.

Library

There is a wide selection of books available appealing to all tastes, and books are changed on a regular basis. The local library provides video and cassette tapes. There is also a talking book service available and talking newspapers. Large print books are available.

Newspapers and magazines

Personal choices of daily and Sunday newspapers, together with any magazines that are required, are delivered daily.

The cost is added to the individual's account.

Postal Service

Personal mail is delivered to residents' rooms at its arrival. Any mail that needs to be posted should be placed in the box by the kitchen.

Pets

Visitors are welcome to bring pets into the Home provided they are kept under control.

Telephone

Many residents have telephones installed in their rooms and this can be organised by contacting the Manager. A public telephone is available in the main reception hall.

Church Services/Chaplain

Every Sunday morning a church service is held in the Home. Chaplains of all denominations visit the Home on a regular basis, as well as on request to enable residents' spiritual needs to be met. For residents who are able and wish to go out to morning worship, transport is arranged.

Emergency Call System

The Home is covered by an up-to-date residents' emergency call system. The call point and extension cords are situated in every bedroom, toilets, bathrooms, lounges and other public areas. A member of staff will always respond to any calls.

Holidays

If residents intend going on holiday, their care worker will assist them with the preparation.

Visitors

For the comfort and convenience of residents, the Home operates an open visiting policy and visitors are welcome at any time. Visitors can be entertained in any of the lounges or in individual bedrooms. Our catering staff will provide refreshments if requested. We also have a visitor's bedroom for emergency use.

Alcohol

Many residents enjoy an occasional drink. If a resident wishes to keep alcohol in their room, this must be first discussed with the Manager. At weekends and special occasions, a selection of spirits, soft drinks and snacks are available for those who wish to partake.

Smoking

Please note that North Argyll House is a non-smoking establishment.

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