Nestled in a quiet residential area, alongside the Countess of Chester Hospital, our residential and nursing home is in a prime location of Cheshire – just three miles from the city centre.
Opened in 2016, we are proud of the look and feel of our stunning home. When people come through the doors for the first time, they often tell us it feels like a beautiful hotel.
For instance, we have our very own cinema, complete with large luxury cinema-style seating. We even have our very own popcorn machine! Residents will often sit back and relax with famous blockbusters or titles from their younger years. Reminiscing of cinema dates from their courting days, which can be extremely thought-provoking for our residents living with dementia.
Another luxury our residents can enjoy on their doorstep is the home’s hairdressing salon. A local stylist from Chester visits our residential and nursing home every week to make our residents feel pampered. They are able to enjoy sets, trims or even relaxing head massages in familiar surroundings. This is particularly comforting for our residents receiving nursing care and dementia care.
Upton Dene has beautiful gardens, with sensory planting and raised flower beds; they are a tranquil haven for our gardening enthusiasts. There is a walkway around the entire grounds, which leads to a central seating area. During the warmer months our staff support our residents to take a stroll around the gardens, or take them in their wheelchairs to admire the flowers.
Before the home officially opened, youngsters from St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School in Blacon, Chester, created pieces of artwork representing what life might be like in 60 years’ time. The artwork was placed in a time capsule in our gardens and will be opened in 2076 to mark Upton Dene’s diamond anniversary. Many of the children even said they wanted to live in our residential and nursing home when it was time to open!
An active part of the Chester community
Inviting local schoolchildren to the home is just one example of the excellent community links we have here. It’s so important that we continue to empower our residents to be active members of their community. We open the doors to welcome new faces along to regular community events. Neighbours, friends and residents’ families join us at ‘Chatting Cake Monday’, a coffee afternoon with scrumptious home-baked cakes. We have ‘Get Active Feel Good Tuesdays’, with a spot of light armchair exercise. And everyone’s favourite, ‘Fizzy Fridays’ are an afternoon of bubbles and delicious nibbles.
Our residents, in particular those in residential care, find our community get-togethers extremely sociable. They love to dress up for a special afternoon of fizz with friends, who come to see them from across Cheshire.
There is so much to do at the home week in week out, creating an environment that is not only safe but enriching and stimulating. We have even taken our residents to celebrate World Penguin Day at Chester Zoo!
In the busy social calendar we also find time to host large family events, including festive bazaars, with choir performances, mince pies and mulled wine. As well as our virtual summer cruise, where we bring the flavours, cultures and traditions of destinations across the globe into the heart of Upton Dene.
Pre-bookable respite care
We also offer short respite care breaks which can be booked in advance, giving someone special a wonderful stay and loved ones the chance to take a very well-deserved break of their own.
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