The Laurels are very proud to announce that we have had zero covid cases in the home since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. All staff and residents have remained safe and covid free. We have achieved this through strict infection control measures and careful planning of visitation. We do allow visitors to visit their loved ones through the window or outside at 2 meters when dry and warm – we are in the process of building a visiting pod outside.
We are open now to admissions and have 2 available en-suite bedrooms.
We have all been vaccinated and all new admissions would need to be vaccinated and covid tested – staff test 3 times a week – residents every 28 days. You can view the property through windows, facetime or photos.
updated on Wednesday 17th February 2021
During lockdown, we celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE Day. We all dressed in red and white and had bunting and cakes made. We celebrated with traditional fish and chips and a jolly good sing-song. All residents had the chance to share their memories of where they were on this day. Some residents got their old photos out and one lady wore her late husband’s war medals proudly on her chest.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside and overlooking an old golf course The Laurels offers high quality, person centred care in a homely, caring environment.
The Laurels is a small residential home with only 8 rooms ensuring a personalised, family environment where every individual need can be met by a familiar, consistent staff team.
We also offer a Day Care Service where family members can be dropped off for the day, treated to a pampering session or a game of bingo and then enjoy a good home cooked lunch. It is a service which provides companionship and occupation to people who may otherwise be alone at home all day, isolated and bored and at risk.
Our primary aim is to ensure that each resident is treated as an individual and encouraged to be in control of all aspects of their care and daily lives. Care plans are developed with each individual and their families to ensure that all needs and desires are identified and met and actioned.
Our primary concern is for the happiness, well being and security of our residents and to ensure that they feel safe, listened to and respected at all times. Our highly qualified, consistent and caring staff team strive to create a warm, homely and caring atmosphere where the residents do truly feel ‘at home.’
We specialise in Dementia Care and the registered manager of the home is a Dementia Lead in the county and a trainer in Dementia Care.
The Laurels care service are proud winners of two Gloucestershire Care Providers Association Awards– Inspirational New Comers and Team of the year…
Our home is your home, we want all of our residents to feel like they are at home when they come to stay with us at The Laurels….
My mum is very happy at The Laurels, it is very "homely". The staff are very caring and treat mum with great dignity. The food is excellent and tailored to the residents likes.
The service of this home is excellent in many ways. Friendly staff, wide range of meals to suit the individual, all needs are met. People are treated with respect and dignity, very homely. It has recently had a new manager who has peoples interests at heart and very approachable.
My father lived at The Laurels for six years. He was really happy there and very well cared for. The staff are all fantastic, making the effort to really get to know their residents. The manager was particularly helpful during my fathers last few weeks and I felt terrifically supported in this respect.
I have travelled around a bit and this is one of the nicest places I've stayed in, and the best food I have ever had. A really nice and relaxing place to live. The staff and management are really good.
We have a small friendly staff team who have been at The Laurels for many years and they include 4 care staff, an activity co ordinator, a qualified nurse, 2 cooks who always use fresh, local produce cooked on a daily basis and a cleaner. Families and friends are encouraged to visit as often as they like and the resident can access the community as and when they desire. There is a local garage / shop a minutes walk away where residents can buy their daily newspapers or individual produce.
There are several pubs and restaurants and garden centres close by to visit and Gloucester City is only a 10 minute drive away with all its facilities and historic Cathedral and Docks. The Forest of Dean offers many tourist attractions including nature trails, museums, golf, fishing, steam trains and caves and is perfect for a drive out or a visit to local coffee shops.