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.
February 2024 at Andover Nursing Home
Just in case you didn’t know, this February is of course a long month as this is a leap year to keep us astrologically aligned. An astronomical year lasts slightly less than 365 1/4 days. The historic Julian calendar (Julius Caesar remade the Roman calendar) has three common years of 365 days followed by a leap year of 366 days, by extending February to 29 days rather than the common 28. The Gregorian calendar, the world's most widely used civil calendar, makes a further adjustment for the small error in the Julian algorithm. Each leap year has 366 days instead of 365. This extra leap day occurs in each year that is a multiple of 4 (except for years evenly divisible by 100, but not by 400).
Amazingly we are on our way to spring already. This month we have Valentine’s Day to celebrate, the amazing Neil Turner is here on Pancake Day and Cosmic Sparkle are back in on the 29th. The Iron Age Museum are coming to us on the 7th, and we have a karaoke afternoon planned with our amazing activities team.
Lorna’s Hair Salon is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Lorna can also provide manicures, residents can book in for a hand massage or have their nails painted?
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Visitors are welcome to the home at any time, please call 01264 333324 to make an appointment if you would like to look round the home.
Our coffee Piano Café is open for residents, staff & visitors. We hold a Memory Café session on the last Tuesday of every month, everyone is welcome, starting at 2.30pm, no appointment necessary and a great opportunity to learn more about Dementia as well as the home.
Keep a look out on February 2…known as Groundhog Day in the USA. The official groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, lives near the city of Punxsutawney in Pennsylvania. When he emerges from his burrow on February 2, his behaviour is said to predict the change of seasons: If he immediately returns to his burrow, six more weeks of winter will follow. Otherwise, spring is on the way. You never know we may have a groundhog in Andover !
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