WHAT TO EXPECT AT KILORAN
friendly, warm and relaxed. All meals are provided. We know how difficult caring for someone can be, and how important it is for carers to spend time looking after themselves as well. When a carer has the chance for some respite, it is an ideal opportunity to come and spend some time at Kiloran.
"I arrived really worn out and tense, but thanks to your warmth and understanding, I felt straight away that I was entering a haven where I did not have to put a face on. It makes all the difference to be "yourself" for a few days and to feel you are someone in your own right" CARER OF A HUSBAND WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.
The house has 4 en-suite bedrooms, and our food is home-made and delicious and we eat in the large kitchen/dining room. You can have breakfast at any time you like, giving you the chance for a long undisturbed lie in. A snack lunch is available to those who are in and our main meal is in the evening. If you have special dietary needs then we can cater for them. You will have your own front door key and will be free to come and go as you like, and there is always someone to chat to.
You can spend your time here doing as you want - sightseeing, resting, shopping, walking in the parks or along the river, seeing friends, going to a west end show, gallery etc.
If your idea of a perfect break is to take it really easy in comfort, then come and enjoy the peace of the house, being cooked and cared for. Good listening is always available - some carers need to unburden and talk about the stresses they are under at home.
This is always welcome.
But if you want some of the excitement of being in London, you could not be in a better place either. We have lots of information on London attractions and maps to help you get about. On the edge of the West End, Hammersmith has 4 underground tube lines and numerous bus routes. Many attractions in London are free and it need not be expensive.
For the price of an excellent value one day travel card you can have unlimited use of busses and tubes and can explore and get around to your heart's content. There is always a warm and welcoming base to come back to at the end of the day.
"It was exciting being out and about in London during the day and I particularly enjoyed chatting during dinner……it is a long time since I was so pampered" JOYCE WHO CARES FOR HER ELDERLY MOTHER