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The S.T.A.R. Foundation is owned and run by Rotherham Healthcare Limited, a family run business established for over 20 years - we strive to provide quality care in a safe and homely environment and the happiness and wellbeing of our residents is at the heart of everything we do

Located at Astrum House in the Moorgate area of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, The S.T.A.R. Foundation has been specifically designed to accommodate up to 60 individuals aged 18 and upwards with varying degrees of physical disabilities, learning difficulties and mental health problems whether long term, short term or respite care is required.

Onsite we have a Hydrotherapy Pool, a Physio Room and a Sensory Room, a number of communal rooms offering various hobbies and activites on a daily basis. Entertainment and relaxation could involve a visit to the home cinema, hairdresser, snack bar, or even to help with the gardening on the very picturesque roof garden. Our Activities Coordinator ensures that there is always plenty to do.

Please have a good look around our website - if you have any questions or wish to visit us please do not hesitate to contact us - we are always happy to help.


Soothing exercises in our 4x4 metre indoor heating hydrotherapy pool

Hydrotherapy is a form of exercise carried out in a specially heated pool. The water is approximately 34 degrees Celsius. The combination of extra heat and the buoyancy of the water provide a relaxing medium in which pain relieving exercises can be carried out and thus improve general fitness levels. The level of exercise can be adjusted according to the age and fitness of the client and is supervised by a trained instructor or physiotherapist.


Benefits of Hydrotherapy

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The therapeutic benefits of immersion in a heated pool include:

 

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Improving and maintaining the range of joint movement

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Helping muscles to relax

 

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Helping to relieve pain

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Reducing pressure on weight bearing joints while exercising

 

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Facilitating rehabilitation


Who can benefit from Hydrotherapy?
Many people with conditions such as arthritis, muscular dystrophy, MS, cerebral palsy, autism, as well as victims of strokes or accidents and pre & post-surgery patients. The heated pool can be used by people with physical or mental difficulties to exercise and improve their quality of life. Hydrotherapy can also be used to treat and speed recovery from sports and work related injuries. Additionally, hydrotherapy offers a great way to relax and generally promotes good health.


Restoring movement and function for those is affected by injury, illness or disability

Trained physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. They help to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to remain independent for as long as possible.


What physiotherapists do
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment. You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical condition such as asthma, and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.


Why physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession. Physios use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions.


A room designed to develop a person's sense, usually through special lighting, music and games

Our sensory room is filled with a myriad of equipment to stimulate and inspire all minds. Designed to develop each one of the senses, this room can be used for therapy or relaxation. This room is full of gadgets and gizmos to be enjoyed by all of our residents. The room enables individuals with any degree of disability to change and influence their environment in a positive way. The overactive can be calmed, the inactive become interested.

In addition, this room is used as a games room. There are bean bags to relax on whilst paying on the Wii, or floor cushions to stretch out on whilst listening to music.

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Helps to create a safe space

 

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Facilitate the therapeutic alliance

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Provide opportunities for engagement in prevention and crisis de-escalation strategies, as well as a host of other therapeutic exchanges (to teach skills, offer a variety of therapeutic activities, etc.)

 

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Promote self-care/self-nurturance, resilience & recovery


A room designed to develop a person's sense, usually through special lighting, music and games

It is of utmost importance that our residents feel safe and comfortable, therefore we pay great attention to detail when it comes to the standard of accomodation provided at The STAR Foundation. Residents rooms are located on apartments shared with 3 other residents. Within that appartment there is a fully equiped kitchen/diner, a lounge with TV and seating, and a communal bathroom with hoist facilities (in addition to an ensuite with shower room).


Rooms
Each of our 60 bedrooms are spacious and decorated to a high standard. All bedrooms have their own ensuite facilties complete with toilet, sink and shower. All of the usual fixtures and fittings are included, and we encourage residents to bring in their own possessions to make their bedroom more personal. A nurse call point is located in each room so assistance is always on hand.