Activities & Events
Oaklands Nursing Home is its own community, so there are plenty of activities going on at any given time. Our activities coordinator, who is acitively involved in the local inter-carehome activity committee, organises and delivers a full programme of flexible activities to suit the needs and wishes of your loved one. Activities include reminiscent BINGO, aromatherapy massages, manicures and make up, sing-alongs, quizzes, indoor games and more. Visiting entertainers provide concerts and entertainment in the main lounges on a monthly basis.
Special events take place throughout the year including Easter, Valentine’s day, Mother’s day, Father’s day and of course Christmas, which is a very big event. We have at least one party where all the staff dress up. Family and friends are always invited to join in.
Pharmacy technician – Oaklands is one of the few homes that employs a full time specialist pharmacy technician. We pride ourselves on pro-actively monitoring and tailoring individuals’ medication needs; a vital process to ensure residents experience the best possible quality of life.
We’re proactive in the monitoring of drug effectiveness and employ a full time pharmacy technician to ensure this is the case. We are the only home in the locality who employ such a member of staff in such a specialist role.
GPs – Oaklands benefits from a local general practioner service and enables each resident to maintain links with their GP of choice or access the local GP service, which is very familiar with the home. The majority of GP services facilitate the use of a Special Nurse Practioner who is able to assess health changes meets residents’ needs and discuss advanced care planning with both residents and their families.
Optician – Local opticians regularly visit Oaklands for both private and NHS treatments.
Dental Service – Residents are entitled to remain with their own dentist if they are mobile enough to attend surgery. Specialist dental service available at the local primary care centre.
Podiatrists – A private chiropodist is available at the home and visits bi-monthly. Clients are referred to NHS services by assessment if appropriate.
Coming & Going
There really are no limitations placed on the comings and goings of Oaklands Nursing Home clients or their guests, beyond a few reasonable precautions designed to protect everyone’s privacy and safety. We are aware that mealtimes are a social occasion and you may wish to visit and share this time with a relative or friend. This needs to be prearranged with the team.
Oaklands Nursing Home has strong links with the communities of Briercliffe and Harle Syke, and many clients come to us as a result of local recommendation.
Just around the corner from us is the Queen Street Mill, the only surviving steam powered weaving mill in the world, which was highly commended in the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards. Other popular attractions local to Burnley include Gawthorpe Hall, Rourke’s Forge, Pendle Heritage Centre and the 427-seat Burnley Mechanics. Towneley Hall is home to Burnley’s own museum and art gallery, while the surrounding 180 hectare estate includes golf courses, tennis courts, bowling greens, a nature reserve, café and playgrounds.