Welcome to The Andover Nursing Home
There are almost 10,000 nursing homes in England and fewer than 50 have proved they have what it takes to receive an overall Outstanding rating. We are extremely proud to be one of them.
The Care Quality Commission found The Andover Nursing Home to be exceptionally effective, caring and well led when they made an announced inspection in January 2017, under new ownership we will of course be re-inspected. Their report highlighted how people who live here feel that they are treated with kindness and how their needs are ‘consistently met by staff who have the right competencies, knowledge, attitudes and behaviour’.
The feedback inspectors received from residents, staff and relatives was positive throughout. We hope you will take time to read the report in full - please ask for a copy at reception or visit www.cqc.org.uk
Fundraising initiatives by The Friends of The Andover Nursing Home further enhance residents’ social lives both in and outside the home by supporting the work of the activity organisers. Money raised through fetes, fayres, jumble sales, dinner nights and sponsored events ensures that high calibre entertainment is a regular feature of our activities programme. The additional funds also help support transport and other costs associated with memorable days out. Membership is free and open to residents, their family members and friends.
October 2020 at Andover Nursing Home
Another month has passed and we remain COVID-19 free. The staff continue to do a wonderful job keeping everyone engaged and safe and I am grateful to them.
With the weather on the turn our outside entertainment has been challenged to say the least but we do have contingency plans for live streaming for the Dementia Choir and our monthly church service, we are expecting some entertainers to follow suite.
As many of you know we have a diary for visits, please call Pat to make a reservation. These are at 11.00am and 3.00pm through the library window. There is no exception to this without approval from myself. Sadly it will be some time before we will be able to allow visitors back into the home but we need to keep everyone safe. We are looking at alternative arrangements for visiting, when the weather is inclement the library window is not ideal.
With a pending second wave the guidence from government changes almost daily for nursing and care homes, those of you with relatives with us will be informed of visiting changes weekly.
It is vital that we continue to exercise caution in our actions to minimise the risk of contracting the virus from the general population.
As before please be assured that we have plenty of supplies of essential personal protective equipment including hand sanitiser, soap etc.
We have technology within the home to Skype, Facetime and Zoom so you can speak face to face with your loved one. Please call to make arrangements.
Weekly updates will continue to be sent out, if you have not already provided your email address and you would like to be included please let me know.
We are maintaining our internal activities programme and being creative in our thinking in order to keep residents occupied and comforted. There continues to be a cheerful positive atmosphere within the home and we are all confident that we will get through this together.
Please feel free to contact me if you have concerns.
Advice and Support when you need it most
We listen to your wishes and aim to give peace of mind to you and your family.
Highly trained dedicated professionals
Our team provide 24 hour care based on personal needs and levels of dependency.
Purpose-built care home
The Andover Nursing Home is a luxurious purpose-built care home fitted with every modern facility, including two lifts and all the latest fire safety equipment
We offer a personalised service in a friendly and homely environment, the landscaped grounds which surround the buildings are all wheelchair accessible
Home from Home
Residents are encouraged to bring smaller items of personal furniture or effects that have sentimental significance