- Coffee Shop
- Trudi Moss Suite
- Sun Room
Our coffee shop is open daily from 9.30am to 5.00pm. Here residents and visitors may get a drink and a selection of hot and cold kosher snacks. A number of beverages, including tea, coffee and fruit juice are free for our residents, as is fresh fruit.
We have a beautiful wheel chair accessible synagogue where residents, their families and visitors may attend services. Services are held on Friday evenings, Saturday morning and evening, all Jewish festivals and for special occasions.
Service times are displayed in the reception area.
The Chassidishe congregation are based in the synagogue and make everyone welcome. Please ask at Donisthorpe reception for contact details should you wish to speak to a member of the shul.
The Trudi Moss Suite
Many activities take place in the Trudi Moss Suite, a large room than can be divided in two to allow 2 sessions to take place at the same time. The room has many features including 2 90” TV screens, a state of the art sound system, dance floor and mood lighting. The room will also be available for hire for functions from 2015.
Want to settle down in a quiet area with a good book? Just come along to our bright airy library, we have a great selection of books, comfortable chairs and tea and coffee is always available.
If you can’t make it down to the library we will bring the library to you. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers there is a trolley service providing a selection of books throughout the home. You can also request a book from a member of the care staff at any time. If you would like a daily newspaper just ask a member of staff who will be happy to arrange it for you.
Prefer to listen? we have a wide range of audio books for you to enjoy as well as a great selection of CD’s. We can also provide MP3 players and headphones so you listen to your favourite tunes
Enjoy a good natter? We have numerous discussion groups taking place in the library throughout the week covering a wide variety of topics.
The library also has a state of the art touch screen computer for residents to use, so if you want to Skype family, check your emails, Facebook friends or surf the net, just come along. Need a hand? Just ask and we will arrange for a friendly volunteer to help you navigate the computer.
We also have PC’s available in Silver Lodge for residents to use.
The Sun Room
All residents are welcome to visit the Donisthorpe Sun Room a room with a tropical beach backdrop, the sound of the ocean lapping the shore and the sun shining 365 days a year via specially adapted lighting which creates natural sunlight and warmth
The aim of the room is to give mind and body a boost by giving visitors the full spectrum of light that you’d get from the sun, but with considerably lower levels of UVA and UVB, the light wavelengths associated with skin problems.
Research from the Netherlands showed that using bright lights during the day in care homes helped improve sleep patterns, reduced depressive symptoms and improved cognitive function.
Relatives are more than welcome to accompany residents for a fruity cocktail and ice lolly on a visit to Bali, Mauritius or Miami.
Our state of the art laundry was commissioned in 2007 and was opened by the Lord Mayor of Leeds in December of that year. The laundry incorporates a complete barrier system to support the control of infection within the home. The equipment consists of 2 separate 50kg washers, 2 dryers together with finishing equipment for folding and pressing linen and personal items. Dirty and clean laundry are kept completely separate using the barrier system. Our personal laundry service extends to the identification of all individual residents’ clothing using a buttoning system.
Enjoy a weekly visit to the hairdresser’s? There is no need for that to change when you come to Donisthorpe.
Our professional stylists will take good care of you in our fabulous modern salon. We offer the full range of treatments that you would find in your local salon.
With wheelchair access anyone can enjoy a relaxing salon experience and of course a cup of tea or coffee is always at the ready. Stylists will happily visit you in your room if need be.
We encourage all residents to enjoy their visits to the salon and be able to visit regularly and as such Salon prices are subsidised by the Charity
For a price list please see below.
“A Walk in the Park”
At Donisthorpe we believe that nature has a positive effect on our well- being. Colourful & fragrant flowers adorn our peaceful gardens in the summer months.
The gardens are carefully landscaped by our full time gardener with many therapeutic plants such as lavender and flowers that attract the birds and the bees.
Our garden has won many awards including the Gold Award in Yorkshire in Bloom
Here are the judges comments:
The grounds at Donisthorpe Hall are beautifully maintained and are sensitively managed, with a great deal of thought being given to the type of planting the residents, their families and the staff will enjoy, creating distinct intimate areas and encouraging wildlife.
Areas of Achievement
The grounds are managed organically, which is to be commended. The mosaics, one depicting a heron and another a butterfly, are interesting features. The grass is well managed – despite the difficult season, well done! The pond area is lovely and all created using recycled materials.
Our in house Physiotherapy Department believe in ensuring residents feel as though they are at home. The caring staff focus on treatments that will keep residents as active and independent as possible and attend to their overall well-being. Our qualified physiotherapists try to bring an element of fun to their sessions; they provide a weekly keep fit class which is one of the most popular activities we offer.
Practical issues our Physiotherapists are on hand to help with include:-
– Rehabilitation to improve resident’s ability to carry out their day to day activities
– Health promotion
– Respiratory problems
– Equipment and aids
All our physiotherapists are HCPC and CSP registered.