About the property

Here at Grace Muriel House our ethos has always been focused on family and home, where everyone is greeted with a friendly welcoming atmosphere. We provide a clean and comforting home with quality care you can trust.

Our dedicated care staff are on hand 24 hours a day to provide support to our residents. All our staff have a high level of training and a passion for care, many are champions in a certain field, such as infection control and nutrition. Our in house laundry, cleaning team and housekeeper ensure the house runs smoothly and all the little things are taken care of.

We believe it’s extremely important to promote independence and choice, we often find the well-being of our residents improves once the stress and worry of coping alone is no longer an issue.

We have great links with the local community, with regular visits from health professionals, students, volunteers and representatives from local churches.
Purpose built, we have number of light and airy lounges, hairdressing and well-being room and  beautiful garden, courtyard and summer house with wheelchair access.

We have air conditioning in all reception rooms, wifi, disabled and wheelchair access throughout the house. Situated in a quiet residential area, Grace Muriel is just a few minutes’ walk from local shops and links to the town centre.

Grace Muriel House is managed by Abbeyfield St Albans

Key features

  • Alarm system

  • Communal lounge

  • Dining room

  • Garden

Contact the house

01727 863327

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Meet our staff

Our staff provide the highest quality, personalised care, preserving individuality while respecting dignity and independence.

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Annette Gibbons

- Registered Manager

Annette began her career as registered nurse and has worked in the care sector since 1991. She was a Registered Manger in a large nursing home in St Albans for 8 years before becoming the Registered Manager at Grace Muriel House in 2005. Annette has a passion for care and strives for excellence. Annette believes in developing staff to their maximum potential, and maintains her own personal development to ensure residents receive the best possible care. Annette has a hands on approach, with daily contact with residents, valuing their views and involvement in how Grace Muriel is run.

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Michelle Nash

- Senior Carer

Michelle began her carer at Grace Muriel as a dining room assistant whilst still at school, where she found she enjoyed working with the elderly. When she finished her education Michelle trained as a care assistant at Grace Muriel, completing NVQ 2 & 3 in Health and Social Care and become a Senior Carer in 2013. Last year Michelle won the Hertfordshire Care Providers ‘Champion of Champions Award in Advanced Nutrition.

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Siouxsie Liddle

- Activities Coordinator

Siouxsie has been an activity coordinator at Grace Muriel since 2005. She is also a Senior Carer so has a great understanding of individual residents needs. Siouxsie has achieved Level 3 in Supporting Activity Provision in Social Care. She works with residents to find out their hobbies, interests and abilities so she can ensure they can continue to enjoy the things they like. She encourages residents to join group activities and trips or focuses on one to one person centred activities so every resident can take part.

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David Cave

- Chef Manager

David joined Grace Muriel last year, with a wealth of chef management experience. Although new to the care sector David welcomed the challenge and works alongside the Manager and Head of Care, developing seasonal menus that meet individual dietary needs. David says “ cooking is not simply a way to feed ourselves but a way of enriching our lives”.

Activities

We offer an extensive activity programme within the home, with a dedicated team of activity coordinators, who understand the importance of our residents emotional and physical well-being.

One of the things we love to do is go out on trips to a variety of places, with groups to the theatre, garden centre, parks, seaside and for lunch or maybe just taking one resident shopping.

We have many visiting entertainers, groups or specialists, such as theatre, artists and hobby groups.

Keeping active is important to our residents so they can maintain their independence. We have a wide range of exercise programs on offer and have ourown, qualified exercise instructor for the over sixties.

With a fantastic team and a wide variety of activities there is always something for everyone.

Gardening

Gardening at Grace Muriel House

 

We have a wonderful area of the garden with raised flower/vegetable beds which is paved so residents of all abilities can continue to enjoy gardening. We have regular gardening sessions with Lesley one of Activity Coordinators and visits from a Therapeutic Horticulture group.

Our beautiful landscaped garden has seating areas in the court yard, lawn area, and summer house with views of the garden from the conservatory so residents can enjoy the garden all year round.

 

Art, Craft's and Quizzes

Quiz time at Grace Muriel House

Trish a local volunteer runs a weekly crossword session which is extremely popular with residents and have regular quizzes’ where residents can join in and win a prize or play just for fun!

Arts and crafts at Grace Muriel House

We have a variety of art and craft sessions, including a weekly art group held by students from our local secondary school, knitting, woodwork, card making and many more.

Contact the house

01727 863327

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Address:

Tavistock Avenue
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 2NW
United Kingdom

Telephone:

01727 863327