Highview Day Centre
Your Care in Our Hands
Situated in the residential area of Gadebridge in Hemel Hempstead, Highview Day Centre is a purpose built day centre attached to Highview Lodge care home. We are proud to support and care for clients based on their individual needs, catering for older people, including those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or who are experiencing social isolation.
Highview Day Centre is open seven days a week 9.00am – 3.30pm, and has a large dining area and three activity rooms, including a relaxation and sensory room. In addition, we also have a large garden with a shed, greenhouse, vegetable patch and flower beds for the clients to enjoy.
Aims and Objectives
To provide the support needed to clients, and their carers, to enable them to remain living in their homes
To create an environment where people with specific needs can be assisted to improve their quality of life
To create a community amongst the clients who use the day centre
To provide a wide array of activities
To seek out relevant ways to integrate clients into the wider community
At Highview, our activities are designed to fulfil the needs of every client, be they intellectual, spiritual, creative or cultural. As a result there is a wide range of activities on offer, including;
Gentle exercise, e.g. Gardening, ball games, floor games, golf, skittles, indoor bowls
Cookery, Hairdressing, manicures
Newspapers & Quizzes
Monthly church service, Gospel singing, Hymn singing
Hand massages and sensory sessions
Arts & Crafts
As well as having a cup of a tea and a chat, our day centre offers meals to those who attend. Our catering team prepares meals from fresh produce to ensure that all those in our care receive a nutritious and balanced diet, and special dietary needs can be catered for. We like to involve our clients throughout the year in assisting with menu changes. Sometimes the meals may reflect a theme or activity for variety.
Health and Personal Services
Whilst you are here, we can also arrange for a visit from a chiropodist and/or an optician for very reasonable prices. For a small fee we also provide a Bathing Service.
The Day Centre also has hair dressing services, so should you wish to have your hair done please arrange this in advance with the hairdressers.
All of our staff undertake cultural training and development; with a particular focus on the needs of people living with dementia.
Highview Day Centre seeks to be open and available to all of the local community. We accept referrals from private individuals and Adult Care Services. Please Contact us for further discussion and to arrange a tour of our facilities.
ACS will assess your transport needs under the Assisted Transport Policy and you may be entitled to a service from HCS Transport but not all people will have transport provided based on the assessment. If, however, you are self-funding your visits to the day centre, you will need to make private transport arrangements to pick you up to and from the day centre.