Your first day
On the day you arrive, you’ll be welcomed, shown to your new room, introduced to the team and other residents, and shown around the care centre. Everything will happen at your own pace. We’ll discuss your health and personal care needs with you or your representative. Using our electronic care app, myRyman Care, we’ll develop your care plan which will include your physical, social, spiritual and cultural wellbeing, as well as your personal needs, and your goals.
Our myRyman Care app makes it easy for you and your representative to be involved in your care plan. The app is located on a device in your private room where your carer or nurse can record daily care tasks for you. Having a primary caregiver enables a dedicated team member to learn your needs and preferences. This helps to build a trusting relationship and adds a natural rhythm to the care we provide.
We are caring for you in your home within the village and we like to really get to know you. Therefore, learning all the little things – life experiences, hobbies, achievements, preferences – is important in becoming part of the village family.
Feeling nervous and apprehensive is a normal part of the settling-in process. Other residents have faced the same changes that you are experiencing and have made the move surrounded by the caring support of our village team. Remember that having the privacy of your own room allows you to enjoy the peace and quiet of your own surroundings. However, a great way to keep busy in the first few days is to explore everything on offer in the care centre.
Make it your own
We want to make this phase in your life as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Arranging your room just the way you like it and displaying your personal belongings will help you settle in and feel more at home. You’re welcome to bring your armchair or your favourite pieces of furniture. Our team members are sensitive to the feelings and processes that new residents can experience. You may have questions, need help, or you may simply want to talk about how you are feeling. All of our team are here to help, at all times.