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’.
Our commitment to highly personalised care which reflects residents’ wishes from the day they arrive right through until the end of life is also recognised by a National Gold Standards Framework Quality Hallmark Award. This accolade reflects The Andover Nursing Home’s commitment to best practice training in palliative and end of life care and provides evidence that we have all the necessary skills and resources in place to ensure residents’ personal wishes are carried out.
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.
June 2022 at Andover Nursing Home
The month of June derives its name from Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. It was thought that couples who married in June would be blessed with prosperity and happiness.
During medieval times a person’s annual bath (yes, you read that right — just one really thorough bath per year!) usually fell in May or June, meaning that June brides still smelled relatively fresh. The brides would have smelled more pleasant then than before but just to be safe, brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide their body odour. Hence the custom of carrying a bouquet when walking down the aisle! On a practical note, others chose June in order to time conception so births wouldn’t interfere with harvest work.
By the time you read this we will have had our Queens Jubilee Street Party ! What an amazing afternoon, if you would like to see pictures, please have a look at our Facebook page.
June also sees Father’s Day. Why is Father’s Day in June ? In 1910 a lady called Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother's Day planned a day to honour fathers. The UK followed the USA’s tradition at the beginning of the second world war.
Other important events celebrated at the home in June include Royal Ascot, Ladies get your hats ready, always a favourite day and we will celebrate Ladies Day in the garden. It is also the start of Wimbledon, additional strawberries and cream will be ordered ! Prepare yourselves for the ANH Tennis Tournament on the 28th, lets hope the weather stays kind to us and also for players at Wimbledon !
Musically, Neil Turner is in for the Street Party, Dave Dawson is back on the 16th, hopefully both will be outside ?
Unfortunately we cannot get away from the subject of COVID but.. When we are open, visiting is no longer restricted but we would still like you to take a rapid flow test and wear a mask while you are in the home. We are pretty much back to "normal" with a full entertainment programme going forwards.
Please remember, if you have been vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine, you are less likely to catch COVID-19, and to become severely ill if you do catch it. You are also less likely to spread COVID-19 to other people, but it is still possible for this to happen.
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