Elmside was opened as a residential care home back in 1966. Hitchin itself is a beautiful old market town close to Stevenage in Hertfordshire The original house had been sold to MHA by the local Moss family, well-known in Hitchin for its grocery stores.
The original home has now been replaced by a completely new two storey building, together with an adjacent retirement living with care community. Opened in 2007, the new home contains single, fully furnished en suite rooms for 25 people with dementia and 41 residential care places including care suites designed for couples, enabling their differing care needs to be met. Communal areas include a coffee shop, IT suite, library and hairdressing and therapy rooms, all of which can be used by residents in the neighbouring community. "The aim is to develop a real community within the Care Centre,” says the Home Manager, “encouraging residents and their visitors to enjoy all the facilities available."
Privacy and independence, friendship and support - 24 hours a day
Elmside offers care and comfort, compassion and friendship. At the heart of all we offer is our assurance that you will be treated with the respect and dignity that we all deserve, and if you need anything at all, we’re here to help, 24 hours a day.
Whether in the privacy of your own room or relaxing in the company of your friends and neighbours, we will support you to spend your time doing the things you enjoy. Let us know if it’s music, a favourite newspaper, exercise or a spot of pampering at the salon. Landscaped gardens invite you to appreciate the fresh air, or tend the plants, if you wish.
Meal times are a special part of the day for you to savour tasty food, freshly cooked by our chef to suit you and any dietary needs. And, of course refreshments are available throughout the day for you and your visitors, who are welcome at any time.
Elmside has the latest safety and security design features so you can live life to the full with peace of mind.