Our nursing home is located in the beautiful market town of Wantage. A 5-minute walk from the heart of the town in the Vale of White Horse area, the home is a short drive from Oxford.
Enriching lives through activities
The team organises person-centred activities for our residents, who receive nursing care, dementia care and palliative care. We also support them to remain active members of their wonderful community in Wantage and wider Oxfordshire area.
Starting with celebratory events, we look for any excuse to throw open the doors to our nursing home, from the summer fetes with stalls galore to Christmas bazaars with mince pies and mulled wine. Then there are cake bakes and even a virtual summer cruise. Last year, friends and family joined us for a themed celebration, exploring the traditions and flavours of countries all over the world in the comfort of the nursing home. Residents tried to master the hula dance in Hawaii, sampled tapas in Spain and ‘sailed’ back to Blighty for some traditional fish and chips and a good old sing-a-long.
Other visitors to the home have included Alpacas! Some of our residents like to take part in gentle armchair exercises, sow seeds in our gardening club and sing along to live musical entertainment. Visits from local primary school children, who often sing for us or take part in our Movement to Music classes are without doubt a real highlight. Children from our local scouts group also regularly visit for a game of bingo.
Other community links include visits from the home’s volunteers and local church groups.
As well as homely comforts, Wantage has a bright and airy conservatory and relaxed dining areas. There is a large activities room, which acts as a hub of the home. The gardens are beautifully bright with raised flower beds, which make it easier for our residents to continue to enjoy gardening from the comfort of their wheelchairs.
The home has its own hairdressing salon. A local stylist from Oxfordshire gives our residents the salon experience, in a space where they can relax. Members of the team also use this area to treat residents to a gentle hand massage or a manicure.
The words of loved ones
“We find Wantage Nursing Home to be a very friendly, comforting and safe environment for my nan. The staff are amazing and nothing is too much trouble, they really do go above what is required of them. They also provide a good range of activities that everyone can get involved in. A huge thank you to all the staff as you all do a fantastic job.”
Carehome.co.uk review from the granddaughter of a resident – August 2019
Pre-bookable respite care
Wantage Nursing Home now provides short-term residential dementia and nursing dementia respite care breaks. Pre-bookable respite care gives carers the opportunity to book a break-away of their own, safe in the knowledge that their loved one is receiving the very best care.
For more information and to book, call our friendly team today.
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