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.
August 2022 at Andover Nursing Home
In the original Roman calendar, August was first called Sextilis, Latin for the sixth month. It was renamed in honour of Rome’s first emperor, Caesar Augustus. Later, January and February were added to the calendar, making August the eighth month.
In a standard year, no other month starts on the same day as August. But in a leap year, August begins on the same day as February.
The first sandwich was made on August 6, 1762, when the Earl of Sandwich asked for a dish with meat between two pieces of bread. Legend has it that he ordered the meal in the middle of a gambling game and didn’t want to interrupt it.
The birth flowers of August are the gladiolus, representing calmness, infatuation and integrity and the poppy, whose red ones. signify peace, while the white and yellow express consolation and wealth and success respectively.
With the ever present “if the weather allows us” statement, August is a month we like to spend outside, let’s hope the weather is kind to us an we avoid another heatwave ! Couple of “Big Hitters” this month on the entertainment side, Elvis & Frank Sinatra ! Or rather Delivis and Dave Dawson, amazing, let’s hope they are both in the garden..
Unfortunately we cannot get away from the subject of COVID but.. even though visiting is no longer restricted 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