With winter fast approaching and the combination of seasonal health challenges and increasing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, now might be the right time to consider the care options available to you or your loved ones.

Whether requiring temporary respite care, assisted living, full time nursing or specialist dementia care, Signature at Wandsworth Common in Wandsworth offers exceptional care in a luxurious environment.

Respite care offers short breaks from two weeks to two months, offering families and friends a physical and emotional break from caring for their loved ones. It provides total peace of mind, with care receivers benefiting from exceptional, tailored care in a luxury ‘home away from home’ setting, with the opportunity to socialise with new people as part of a welcoming community. This includes a varied schedule of activities and entertainment, all of which can help to alleviate isolation and loneliness – issues which can be significantly heightened during the winter months.

Kay Cox, COO of Signature Senior Lifestyle, comments: “We understand how difficult it can be for families or friends providing ongoing care, with winter proving particularly challenging for some. Our respite stays provide a crucial break for carers while also allowing loved ones to experience what life in a Signature home is like. In fact, almost 60% of our respite residents’ transition to full time care having been so impressed with the welcoming, safe and enjoyable environment, which we continually strive to evolve and improve.”

Safety remains at the forefront of everything that Signature Senior Lifestyle does. From investing heavily in PPE and whole-home testing, to bespoke risk assessments and new protocols including temperature checking for visitors, restricted access and increased sanitisation, Signature has been robust in its handling of the situation, with every aspect meticulously considered. Indeed, one resident asserts “you couldn’t have asked for a better response.”

Signature at Wandsworth Common is expansive and accommodates the spaciousness in which to adhere to social distancing, with large communal areas and apartments with separate bedrooms that are typically twice the size of the market average. Couples are welcome, which is unique in the market at present.

Those who have not visited Signature at Wandsworth Common before are often pleasantly surprised by the sheer quality and level of detail, with beautiful interior design, five-star amenities, gardens and fine dining that creates a truly holistic offer. This is bolstered by new technology and innovations including electronic care planning with a 24 hour portal which provides additional peace of mind for family and friends, as well industry-leading clean air filtration and the latest in ambient monitoring technology to track the safety of residents. Signature at Wandsworth Common also has Facebook, Microsoft Teams and Zoom readily available to help everyone stay connected as well as a hotel TV style system where residents can book onto activities, order food and drinks to their room.

Food and beverage is a big part of the offer – with mealtime bringing joy to residents. Signature works with MasterChef winner Jane Devonshire on the menu to ensure it is providing delicious and nutritionally balanced meals.

Kay Cox concludes: “The health and safety of residents, families and team members remains the number one priority above all else. Despite the challenges and shifting landscape, we work tirelessly to ensure that residents enjoy happy, active and fulfilled lifestyles, with tailored care in the safest environment possible. That it is the Signature way.”