A retirement home specialising in bespoke dementia care
Located just south of the stunning Yorkshire Dales, Calderdale Retreat care home provides quality, personalised support enabling you to write the next chapter of your life.
With personalised rooms and a cosy community feel, Calderdale Retreat has been built with one person in mind - you.
Our aim is that people will enjoy their home and continue to live their lives to the fullest.
Live your life
Get Busy Living
Everyone ages. It is an inherent property of life. As our bodies and minds develop over time, we adapt to these changes by modifying our decisions and actions. The later years of life can be especially challenging, but Calderdale Retreat is here to help. At Calderdale Retreat, we listen to the needs of our residents in order to understand any limitations they feel they have and discuss potential solutions. We work with our community members to customize options that will help them lead the lives they want.
Your Future Is Friendly
Calderdale Retreat provides a full spectrum of daily services in our Care Home that help everyone live a life full of dignity, purpose, and respect. Whether one of our residents requires Medication Monitoring or they’d like to sign up for Nutritional and Dietary Counselling, we strive to provide many options so our community members feel well taken care of.
“Age is an issue of mind over matter, if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter”
Your care begins with our invitation to spend some time with us at Calderdale Retreat; enjoy a meal with us, perhaps join in the social activities or just sit and soak up the atmosphere and surroundings.
This also gives us an opportunity to chat about the level of support you need and show you the area of the home most appropriate for meeting your requirements.
Whether your need is for residential care, dementia care or a provision of support for people living with advanced dementia, we will work with you and your loved ones to ensure you are in the best place to receive the highest quality of care.
providing a safe and engaging environment for residential people who require support, care and treatment from an experienced team of healthcare assistants
Calderdale Retreat provides specialist care and environments for people with dementia, and our specially trained lifestyle support teams encourage participation in fulfilling and meaningful activities.
Our home has been specially crafted to the needs of those living with dementia, to create a safe and engaging environment, where each and every individual can enjoy the next chapter of their life
We recognise that helping your families and loved ones is a big part of care, so we also offer a bespoke service.
Prior to admission, we will discuss the level of care and support needed with either you or your family, to ensure that your stay with us fulfil your expectations.
Through difficult times
Two months ago, I said goodbye to my family and moved into the Retreat. I had no idea at that time exactly what, as a Registered Manager, I would be up against, but I knew it would need tight management for us to come out the other side as unscathed as possible. Coronavirus had landed and had caused worldwide chaos. Determined to manage the impact this little-known virus would have on the service, moving in was a ‘no brainer’. Sitting here now, planning my exit date and reflecting on the past weeks I can only describe it as an intense but yet a heart-warming and emotional journey where many long-lasting lessons have been learned. I won’t bore you with detail of the copious amounts of risk assessments, updated daily as a result of the ever changing Government guidance, or the contingency plan and the huge amount of documentation we have to have in place to provide evidence, in order to satisfy the regulators that the ‘crisis’ was well managed. I want to share with you the ‘bright side’ because despite the intensity, despite the fear of the unknown, it has been an amazing and enlightening experience. Firstly, the team. Team Retreat! Who have responded 100% to every risk assessment, every request and every change and challenge. As a manager I have felt truly supported every step of the way. Without such unwavering support this journey could have been so very different. With families not being able to visit their loved ones it’s been our place to fill those gaps and fill those gaps we have! We have sung, danced and entertained, we have had parties and mini events and I have become the in-house hairdresser. We’ve hugged and we’ve reassured, talked of family members, sat with photo albums and pictures making sure that people know they are loved. I didn’t think it possible, but it does feel as though we are closer to people than ever, we are more than ‘just carer’s’, we are family. One of the highlights of my day has been uploading all the photographs to our social media page, sharing with families and providing the reassurance that I know so well they will be looking for that their loved ones are safe, well and happy. Being apart from my own family gives me an insight as to how our families may be feeling, so it’s more than just posting photographs, it’s a gift which I hope allows peace of mind and sends out a clear message that we are giving our all to the people entrusted in our care. When I say, ‘it’s like another World inside the Retreat’, it truly is. Our days are relaxed and calm, filled with fun and laughter, everyone is chilled and happy. It feels like the safest place to be. We seem to be very quickly hurtling towards ‘normality’. I’m not quite sure what that is anymore but I am preparing for a new normality within the Retreat, one that see’s us continue with this all-encompassing feeling of love and mutual respect for each other. We deserve respect, not just from each other but from those who we are involved with externally. We’ve earned our stripes, we’ve made sacrifices above and beyond the call of duty, through our combined skill and experience we have kept people safe, well and reassured. Every Thursday at 8:00pm we stand outside the home and we clap in respect of the NHS, carers and key workers. I applaud my team. I could not be prouder, and I hope when this ‘situation’ has passed those people who choose a career in care continue to get the recognition they deserve. Let’s not forget this time, let us build upon it and bring much needed changes to health and social care.
Bev Hanson, Registered Manager.