Oaklands Care Home in Waterlooville is a privately owned care home with capacity for 31 residents in a mix of single and shared rooms. Its specialist registration categories include dementia, stroke, bi-polar and visual impairment and it has an excellent reputation locally for the quality of care it provides. Originally a single farm house it has had two large extensions and also taken over the next door house to increase its capacity.
The laundry handles everything in the home – bed linen, towels, table linen and all the residents’ personal clothing and is in use pretty well continuously according to Marilyn Collins, manager of the home. Last year the tumble dryer needed to be replaced and the owner contacted Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems who supplied and installed a Huebsch gas heated stacked tumble dryer, allowing them to dry two loads simultaneously. The laundry is operated by a specialist member of staff during the day, but often care staff will need to do additional loads at other times.
“We’re delighted with the new dryer”, Marilyn told us. “We pride ourselves on a very personal level of care here, for instance we don’t use agency staff – I have my own bank of carers – as consistency is so important. Keeping up with the laundry and it all coming out looking good is an important aspect of this care and this machine has been excellent since it was installed.”
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