Cullum Welch Court Residential Care Home
Care With Compassion
Here at Morden College we don’t just care for older people. We care about them. We look after them as if they were our family. At Cullum Welch Court, our home is for those who need that little bit extra ‘looking after’ (whether that’s because of physical frailty or declining mental health). We offer full-time care in a tranquil, peaceful, secure setting.
Our home is purpose-built with nurses and carers permanently on duty and on call. Rooms are personalised, light and airy, corridors decorated with art and things familiar to the beneficiary. Beneficiaries are encouraged to decorate and equip their en-suite bedrooms with their own furniture, artefacts, mementos, or curiosities, thereby evoking feelings of home, their own personal space. Our beneficiaries have lived extraordinary lives and this is reflected in the environment.
Help For The Less Able, And For Family Members
For some beneficiaries, getting out and about is not as easy as perhaps it once was. For those we offer a variety of guided exercise and activity sessions in our spacious first-floor lounge overlooking the putting green – a chance to keep the body moving in a monitored and controlled fashion, as well as offering social interaction.
For family members who are coming to see a relative, we have a small number of guest flats available so that the visit does not have to be quite as fleeting as otherwise might be the case. We have weekly visits from the commissioned General Practitioner. Our dedicated team make sure that every beneficiary is treated individually and is, as much as is possible, in control of his or her own decision making for as long as possible.
Do I Qualify For Residential Care Or Independent Living?
Qualifying individuals, or their next of kin, can apply to the Charity for accommodation in a flat for independent living. However, the Charity does have small provision for some individuals to apply for direct entry into Cullum Welch Court either for residential, nursing or dementia care. These spaces are limited as priority is given to our existing College Beneficiaries, living in our Almshouse Accommodation. We are, for example, able to offer residential care for one person, while their partner might be more able so could be accommodated in one of our independent living flats, both together under the same ‘Morden College’ roof. Direct entrants pay fees that compare favourably with other similar providers. Once an individual has been accepted into the Charity as a ‘resident beneficiary’ they are automatically eligible to use all care services, after an assessment of the need for care has been made by our qualified staff.
You can find out more about the application process here