The Abbeyfield Care Home, which has been running for some 23 years, is set in the heart of the Ribble Valley at Low Moor in Clitheroe, on the southern edge of the Forest of Bowland – an area of outstanding natural beauty. It has 41 single, en suite rooms including a dedicated dementia unit catering for 11 residents. It offers respite and convalescent accommodation as well as long term care and the excellent facilities of the home are also available to non-residents on a day care basis.
All the laundry generated by the home is done on site. In 2014 Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems supplied three new laundry machines to the home – an Amazon 14kg washer extractor and two Huebsch 14kg capacity tumble dryers. Clare Browell, premises and administration assistant at Abbeyfield, told us they were very happy with the equipment and the service they have received from Armstrong.
The laundry is run by Clare with three dedicated laundry assistants. “It operates every day from 7.30-12.30 in the morning, and then the care staff do some washing as well,” she told us. “We wash all the bedding, towels, kitchen and dining room linen and of course residents’ personal items as well. And our assistants are all trained in special handling of any soiled or contaminated items which require bagging and different chemicals.”
Apart from meeting all CQC national standards, Abbeyfield has an excellent local reputation and aims to provide the highest standard of care for residents – “and ensuring laundry quality is an important part of that”, Clare said.
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