It opened in 2002, although the history of caring for retired seafarers at Mariners' Park goes back over 160 years. Today, the Care Home is modern, light and spacious, with a naturally warm welcome.
There are 32 bedrooms divided into four 'households', each with its own lounge and dining area. The lounges are comfy and cosy, and the dining rooms all have their own drink and snack-making facilities. One 'household' is specifically for those facing the challenges of dementia and has the added benefit of a safe and secure garden.
There is also a large communal lounge and conservatory with a viewing deck overlooking the River Mersey and the Liverpool skyline for all residents to enjoy.
The spacious bedrooms are all en suite and many have Mersey views. Each is equipped with a call bell alarm and flat screen TV, and we encourage residents to bring their own furniture and treasured possessions to make it their home.
Our staff team includes qualified nurses on duty 24 hours a day, a qualified physiotherapist and an Admiral Nurse, a specialist in dementia care.
Every resident agrees their own Personal Support Plan so we can provide for their needs and wishes, and we have five Dignity in Care Champions. A Care Home welcome pack is also available to help settle anyone in who is coming for either a short stay or making a permanent move.
All meals are freshly prepared on the premises and a delicious choice of menu is always available. Whatever your dietary requirements we can ensure that you get the best choice of meals, which can be taken in the dining areas or in your own room. The Home has been awarded a level five Food Hygiene rating – the best available.
Residents are encouraged to continue with hobbies and pastimes and learn new ones. The Care Home employs an activities coordinator who is available five days a week. There are social events taking place every day in the home.
Residents can visit the unisex hairdressing salon and take a stroll in the extensive grounds, or sit on the balcony and watch the ships pass by.
A computer is available in each of the four lounges for residents to use. Staff are always on hand to help you send an email or video-call your family and friends to keep in touch. Wifi is also available throughout the Care Home and residents can log onto the internet on their own devices in the comfort of their own room.
Or why not have them visit you in your new home? Guests are always welcome and they can join you for a meal in the dining room. There is also an apartment onsite which can be rented by your family and friends for up to two weeks, so you'll have plenty of time to catch-up.
Choosing a care home is never easy but Mariners' Park has a wide range of options available to ensure that retired seafarers find the home that suits them. Why not come along, have a look round and see for yourself that we have made a home away from home – or a home away from the sea – for all our residents.