Orchard House is situated close to the High Street in the beautiful village of Sawston, on the outskirts of Cambridge.
Seven miles from the picturesque university city of Cambridge, our care home is a bus ride from all the shops, restaurants, galleries, stunning cathedral and other attractions this stunning city has to offer.
Our dedicated team provides a range of care and support for our residents, including residential care, dementia care and day care.
Our care home has been designed with the usual comforts you’d expect such as welcoming lounges and dining rooms and cosy bedrooms, which provide a warm place for our residents to rest and relax.
Orchard House also has a hairdressing salon and Day Care Centre, where people from the local community can meet and socialise.
However it’s the small personal touches and our friendly team, who care for our residents as if they were members of their own family, which make Orchard House a true home from home.
We welcome visits from family and friends and have an open door policy, so whether loved ones like to pop in for a coffee or take part in an activity, we encourage them to become part of the community within our home.
We hold regular meetings for residents and relatives, enabling our residents and their loved ones to be directly involved in everyday life at Orchard House.
Our 35 bedrooms are available with and without en-suites and all have internet access and television points.
Bedrooms are tastefully decorated and furnished, although we do encourage our residents to bring personal ornaments, pictures and small items of furniture to make their rooms their own.
We have several lounges for our residents to use as they wish, whether catching up with friends and family or simply reading a good book. Residents can also enjoy a host of activities in the care home’s dedicated Day Care Centre.
Our dining rooms provide a welcoming atmosphere to enjoy delicious home-cooked meals in the company of others.
There are also gardens for our residents to relax in during the summer months.
Orchard House’s features include:
- En-suite bedrooms available with television points
- Several lounge areas
- Dining rooms where our residents enjoy home-cooked meals
- Gardens with raised flower beds
- A hairdressing salon
- Day Care Centre
- Wi-Fi enabled throughout the home.
Our care team is on-hand 24 hours a day, every day of the year and staff are dedicated to delivering care with kindness.
To ensure we continue to provide the best standards of care and support to our residents, we recruit and train only the best staff.
Whilst they receive a variety of on-going training to ensure their skills remain up-to-date, along with an enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB), it is their dedication to our residents which makes them truly special.
We believe it is important that our residents spend their time as they choose, so have a dedicated activities person to support them to take part in interesting activities, rekindle old past times and try new things.
We have a hairdressing salon and our residents also enjoy being pampered with manicures and hand massages.
Regular activities on offer include everything from baking, light exercise and health sessions, animal therapy, bingo, arts and crafts and live music entertainment.
Our residents also take part in day trips to garden centres, heritage houses, pub lunches and shopping trips, as well as helping to host fun themed community events throughout the year.
We pride ourselves on treating people as individuals, so all our residents have care plans tailored to their individual medical, social and emotional needs. We review care plans on a regular basis and involve family and friends in this process wherever possible.
The range of personal care services we can provide, in partnership with local professionals include:
- Optical care
- Dental care
- Key worker
Our catering team prides themselves on preparing nutritious, seasonal home-cooked meals, along with mouth-watering home-baked cakes for afternoon tea.
Residents help us to shape the menus and our catering team spends time with them to get feedback on the dishes and their likes and dislikes. They are also able to cater for a variety of dietary requirements.
Breakfast includes a wide variety of choice from cereals and toast to a traditional cooked breakfast.
Lunch and dinnertimes see a selection of sandwiches, home-made soups, salads, jacket potatoes and hot meals such as a Sunday roast with all the trimmings and favourites including fish and chips, cottage pie and a hearty casserole.
There is also an array of snacks and refreshments available throughout the day for residents and their loved ones if they get a bit peckish.
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 3pm
Our friendly residential and dementia day care centre offers flexible sessions, where you can come for the morning, afternoon or all day if you prefer.
All of our activities are tailored to the preference of individual day care residents with day care activities such as:
- Word games
- Themed arts and crafts
A hot lunch is provided which caters for all dietary requirements and refreshments are served throughout the day.
The day centre also offers hairdressing and a chiropody in-house service ‘clip it’ which can be booked in advance.
"Kindness shown at all times and we are more than happy to know my wife is in good hands."
Husband of Resident
To book a session, or to find out more about our affordable day care service, please call our friendly team on 01223 712050.
If you would like more information about our care home or have any questions, please feel free to contact us either via the yellow ‘view phone number’ button above or the yellow ‘contact us’ button below.
We would be delighted to offer you advice or arrange an informal visit to our care home so you can meet our residents and team and see first-hand the excellent services and facilities we have to offer.Contact us