Set in beautiful gardens at the heart of the market town of Bedale in North Yorkshire, The Millings provides high quality respite, residential and day care in a comfortable and caring environment. Benefiting from tasteful modernisation, this historic home combines the most modern facilities with the home's original features bringing a homely feel to every room.
"Val has been exceptionally thoughtful and kind both to me and Mum. She has suggested many things that have helped Mum and Mum's face lights up when she sees her – what more can I say? Sheila loves mum and is always bright and cheerful and nothing is too much bother, she couldn't do more. These are just two. Almost without exception (and actually I can't think of an exception!), the staff have been kind and helpful and very supportive."Mrs R
"Thank you so much for making my mum's stay at The Millings a relaxing and memorable one. The care for her was first class and she thoroughly enjoyed all the lovely meals." Mrs N
"Many thanks for looking after my mum so well over the past few months-after a very difficult previous year you have really helped her start to get back on an even keel and enjoy things again!"Mr H
We develop a full programme of activities according to the wishes and interests of the residents. These range from exercise and craft classes through to day trips and evening and weekend outings. The Millings' location, just off the high street in Bedale means residents can pop out to the shops or village whenever they want to, accompanied by a member of staff if they wish.
Putting People First
Our care is second to none, putting the happiness of our residents at the centre of everything we do. Our team of qualified professionals provide the best care and support in a friendly environment. We do not employ agency staff and believe that our high level of care comes from knowing our residents, their personal preferences, needs and wishes. This comes from the close relationships that develop between residents and the Care Team and the trust the team earns by spending time and caring for individuals at our homes.
We believe our homes are the perfect size; large enough to provide all the facilities and services our residents require, small enough to retain a personal and homely feel. The Millings offers 36 spacious private rooms with ensuite facilities. All rooms are connected to a central Nurse Call System to ensure an immediate response from staff.
There is a wide variety and choice of sitting rooms, lounges and dining areas both inside and outside in the beautiful gardens, giving our residents plenty of space and choice.
Our nutritious and tasty meals are planned seasonally by the catering team and residents and we have a varied menu to cater for all tastes or medical requirements.
Families and friends play an important role in life at The Millings, helping to make the home a real “home” for our residents. We have an open door policy, meaning residents can have visitors whenever they choose, and our recent investment in “Simply Unite” a PC and software specifically designed for elderly people means that the younger members of families are now actively communicating with their grandparents and great grandparents, by email and Skype.
Making the decision to move to a residential home is never taken lightly. Choosing a home with the facilities and an environment which suits each individual is extremely important, which is why we encourage you to visit the homes and ask us questions. Some future residents like to come along for a short stay first to see what life at the home is really like. We find this helps them to make the decision, removes the fear of the unknown for them and gives families peace of mind that their loved one is fully involved in decisions about their future home.
The Important Things
"If it matters to the residents, it matters to us. Whether this is the type of activities we provide, the dinner menu or just simply the position of a bench in the garden", Sandra Anderson, Manager
We continually invest in our homes and the services we provide, developing homes that our residents tell us encompass the things that are important to them:
Friendly, caring staff who listen and act on our wishes
Clean rooms and lovely gardens
Good food and a varied menu
Choice and plenty of ways to express views
A safe environment
Residents have regular meetings to express their views and wishes and have a monthly one-to-one with their designated Care Partner to ensure that their care plan is providing a happy and fulfilled life at the home.
Why Choose Us?
We are a family business, placing family values at the heart of everything we do. We believe this is reflected not only in the care we provide but the caring environment at both our homes. Real friendships and strong relationships between our residents, with our staff and amongst extended family and friends characterises both our homes.