Wantage Nursing Home in OxfordshireGarston Lane, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 7AR
Care home admissions during the Covid-19 pandemic
Safe admissions into our care homes includes the option for new residents to self-isolate in the comfort of their own home for 11 days, before joining us in the care home where they will be tested for Covid-19 and supported to self-isolate for 3 more days until the result of the test is known.
Nestled behind the Community Hospital in Wantage, we have a dedicated team at our nursing home, devoted to enriching our residents’ lives. Providing nursing care and dementia nursing care, we also offer pre-bookable respite care breaks for those who need a little extra support away from home. These short-term stays are also ideal for carers who need to know their loved one is in safe hands, so they can take a break of their own and recharge the batteries.
What are the gardens like?
Completely enclosed, our private gardens are overlooked by a light and airy heated conservatory, which is a beautiful room in the nursing home. There is also a solid wooden gazebo which is ideal for outdoor visits in warmer weather. Coming very soon we will also have an outdoor heated ‘pod’.
What meaningful activities can residents enjoy?
The care home has a fantastic partnership with Radio Cherwell, the station for Oxfordshire’s hospitals. Every other week presenter John Lant broadcasts a show live from the studio in Heading, especially for our residents, with their personal requests, dedications and messages. During the coronavirus pandemic this has brought so much joy, with our residents’ loved ones passing on surprise messages live on air, and them sending messages in return. (See our care home photos below).
Every morning at Wantage we ‘Rise and Shine’, limbering up with gentle exercise to music. The nursing home also hosts weekly Fizzy Fridays, where residents enjoy a glass of bubbly and nibbles.
The home also has its own hairdressing salon, with a mobile hairdresser who travels to Wantage for weekly appointments with our residents.
We have a dedicated team who are passionate about promoting dignity and choice, with many residents preferring one to one activities rather than group activities.
What are the bedrooms like?
Spacious and with en-suite walk-in wet room showers, there are emergency call systems in the bedrooms and en-suites, for extra peace of mind. Couples are able to have adjoining rooms, with one being converted into bedroom and one a lounge area if they wish.
Our head chef Michelle makes mealtimes a real highlight of the day. She is a superb baker, serving freshly baked cakes and biscuits each day.
How do we use technology in our nursing home?
Paper based care plans have been replaced across Wantage, with Sanctuary Care’s bespoke electronic care planning app kradle. This enables staff to update our residents’ plans at the point of care on special iPhones, rather than spending time filling out paperwork. This means our staff have even more time to spend with our residents. The app has recently won the technology accolade in the Care Home Awards 2020.
At Wantage Nursing Home we also have iPads, which our staff use now more than ever to keep our residents connected to their loved ones over Skype and Facetime. This is especially important for our residents with greater nursing care or dementia nursing care needs, who are less mobile.
Is there car parking?
Yes we have a large private car park to the rear of the nursing home, with plenty of spaces away from the main road.
How do I find out more about paying for care?
We have dedicated advisors in our Care Enquiry Hub, who can signpost you regarding funding care and give you more information about the home. If you would like to speak to them directly please call 0800 917 0478. If you are interested in viewing the home and speaking to a member of staff directly, we can also give you a remote ‘show around’ with a virtual tour.
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.
Stories from the home
Messages to loved ones
Our residents have been busy writing heartfelt messages to their loved ones to keep them smiling during this unusual time.
Our residents love visits from all creatures great and small during regular animal therapy sessions.
We all enjoyed giving something back to local people in need during our reverse advent calendar campaign.
Alpacas and more
Every day is different, a highlight recently was when we welcomed fluffy alpacas through our doors for a spot of animal therapy.
Bright and spacious bedrooms
Our rooms are a safe and secure place to call home, with bright and welcoming décor. An area to really make your own.
Highlight of the day
Our dining experience is a real highlight of the day, we all come together to enjoy nutritious food in a supportive environment.
Happy birthday Wantage!
In April 2018 we celebrated 10 years of delivering care in our Wantage community.
Our super kitchen team
Our skilled chefs like nothing more than an excuse to hold a party for birthdays or family gatherings.
Facilities at this home
- Activity room
- Dining room
- Hairdressing salon
- Wheelchair accessible garden
- Children visits
- Community events
- Light exercise
- Live entertainment
- Pet therapy
Care and support
- Home cooked meals
- Respite Care
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