Our care home is nestled in the beautiful village of Sawston on the outskirts of Cambridge, not too far from the bustling High Street.
With all the comforts that give our home a real family feel, Orchard House has some very special areas created for our residents. One of these popular spots is our relaxation area, where we hold one-to-one pamper sessions. With dimmed lights, tranquil music and aromatic scents which fill the room, our residents love to relax here. They can enjoy a hand massage or manicure, or even a wet shave for our gents.
Another popular place in our care home is the courtyard garden. Every care suite in Orchard House overlooks this glorious space, which sits directly in the centre of the home. While our residential dementia care suite has direct access to a secluded garden area, with raised flower beds. Our green-fingered residents enjoy looking after the plants here, with the height of the beds meaning they can continue to enjoy a favourite pastime.
Outside there are comfortable seating areas, so in the warmer months you will often find us here enjoying afternoon tea. Elsewhere in our gardens, we have beautifully painted benches and handmade bird feeders. Our friends from the OWL Centre in Cambridge, a hub for adults who live with learning and physical disabilities, kindly lend us a helping hand sprucing up the gardens.
Being an active member of our Cambridgeshire community is so important to us. Our residents love to meet new people and socialise. We organise regular community events within the care home to which we welcome people from Sawston. Children from a local nursery often join us for arts and crafts. We love to see the beautifully-bright creations they have to show us. These visits are very special - the residents often talk about them and their own childhood memories long after the youngsters have left.
Dedicated team who go the extra mile
On paper, our team provides residential care and respite care, but we do so much more than that. We care for our residents as if they were members of our own family. Going the extra mile to enrich their lives and support their loved ones comes as second nature to us.
Home manager Tina Jones has worked at Orchard House for over 14 years and we even have carers who have been with us for nearly 20 years. We are that familiar face, a much-needed hug and the supportive voice at the end of the phone. And for our new staff, we only employ like-minded people who fit into the welcoming family-orientated environment that we are so proud of.
Our loved ones agree, with many taking the time to leave glowing reviews on carehome.co.uk – an independent care home review site. Extracts from reviews describe staff as “caring, sympathetic and helpful”, as well as kindness being the “core value” of the home.
Along with our reviews and recommendations, we are also so proud of our Good Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating from the care sector watchdog. We are proud to be rated Good in every one of the five categories inspected - safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.
Respite Care in Cambridgeshire
Are you caring for a loved one and need a break? We offer short-term respite stays so you can relax, knowing your relative is safe in our care. To find out more please call 01223 712050. (Breaks are for a minimum of one week).
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