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  

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 2024 at Andover Nursing Home

June is named after Juno, the Roman goddess of youth and protection. Her name (Latin Iūnō) comes from the root word for “young” (Iuuen) and goes back to the idea of vital energy and fertility.

Another etymology for the origin of June explains the month’s name with the Latin word for youth: June was dedicated to Iuventas, the young, while May was for the Maiores, the elders. Both explanations work equally well, as Juno is the goddess of youth.

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. 

On the 5th we will have our first session of Qigong at the home, pronounced “chi gong,” developed in China thousands of years ago as part of traditional Chinese medicine. It involves using exercises to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit, with the goal of improving and maintaining health and well-being, well let’s see.

On 6th June we will be remembering D Day, we will have themed food throughout the day, and I am sure there will be much reminiscing in activities with the team. There will be a service of remembrance in The Austen Room in the morning and Lee Knott will be in the lounge with favourites from the 40’s and 50’s after lunch.      

Other important events celebrated at the home in June include Royal Ascot, Ladies get your hats ready, we are also preparing for Wimbledon in July, let’s hope the weather stays kind to us.

For animal lovers this month we have our Alpacas back which all the residents love and in case you wonder, yes, they do go in the lift to all the floors and meet everyone!

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.

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

Personalised service

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