We offer residential care within the warm, safe and friendly surroundings of Anchor’s care homes. Our 24-hour personal and practical support is provided by well-trained, caring staff and is designed to ensure you continue to enjoy maximum independence as well as peace of mind, knowing that help is always at hand.
At Anchor we provide personally tailored care that is tailored to the needs of our customers whilst maintaining and enhancing their quality of life.
Privacy and choice are high on our priority list. We understand and respect that most older people value keeping their independence and so we encourage you to choose how your care is planned and delivered. Our carers work with customers and their loved ones to create detailed care plans that encompass every aspect of wellbeing to ensure individual health and care needs are continually met.
Staying active at our residential care homes
Being interested in what is going on and taking part in fun activities is a vital part of life. Our approach to residential care focuses on ensuring all of our care homes offer a stimulating range of activities which are designed to reflect the wishes and interests of our customers and help them maintain close bonds with their local community.
Many of our care homes have a dedicated Activities Co-ordinator who arranges a variety of opportunities for our customers to enjoy daily activities in the home as well as in the local area. These can range from day trips to leisure facilities and places of interest, to arts, crafts, games, using the iPad and social events in the home. We work in partnership with the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA) and encourage activities that enhance our residents’ lifestyle, hobbies, health and wellbeing.
Visitors are welcome at any time and if they wish can stay for meals. Some of our homes also have overnight guest rooms. Residents are encouraged to maintain links with the wider community and to come and go as they please.
Health and personal care
We work together with a number of health and social care professionals who either visit our homes on a regular basis or who will make visits by arrangement. These include the local GP, district nurse, dentist, optician, physiotherapist, chiropodist and holistic therapists. Most of our homes also have their own hairdressing salon.
Freshly cooked meals
Mealtimes are a social and enjoyable time of the day, and central to our residential care. All our menus offer freshly cooked, wholesome, appetising and nutritionally balanced meals with a different seasonal choice every day.
Our experienced chefs attend our in-house, nationally recognised training programme and we use the Standard Nutritional Assessment check in all of our homes. This enables us to understand the nutritional requirements of each resident and to meet their needs accordingly. Anchor is proud to have won national recognition for the quality of its food and catering service.
The right people
Our dedicated care teams undergo intensive training and are required to complete QCF (Quality care framework) qualifications.
Our carers are passionate about what they do and at Anchor we specially select staff for their personal qualities, such as being instinctively warm with a natural desire to help others. Customers can rest assured that our residential care is delivered by well qualified, welcoming, and caring professional staff.
Our care homes aim to provide an environment where you will feel at home with the benefit of having your care needs supported. Find out more about our care homes here.
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