St Anthony’s was once a family home that has been extended and upgraded to provide 21 fully furnished single rooms with washing facilities and specialised separate bathing facilities to cater for all needs. Residents are able to accessorise their rooms and create their own personalised living space by bringing in their own small items of furniture and cherished possessions.
Activities throughout the week
Our Activity Co-ordinator provides a timetable of activities throughout the week including exercise sessions, art classes, flower arranging, reminiscence games, music therapy, pamper sessions, all sports and ongoing themed projects. Once a month we have a service here led by the Vicar of St Michael’s Church.
Traditional English Meals
We have a fantastic Chef who cooks classic homemade traditional English meals with an emphasis on healthy eating. Staff provide three meals a day and the residents are given the personal choice as whether to dine in the dining room, the lounges or their rooms.
Our excellent Hairdresser is available every week for an additional charge.
We have a lovely garden and patio area which provides the perfect space to relax and to enjoy some gentle exercise. Friends and family are welcome to visit at any time and are invited to attend all our different events throughout the year.
- Residential care is provided for people who can no longer live at home, even with the support from home care services.
- There is a variety of reasons for needing this type of support. It can help you to continue to live safely, whilst giving family members the peace of mind that you are in a supportive environment.
- Our care home provides a warm, friendly and safe environment with support of all daily tasks such as cooking and laundry. St Anthony’s has a welcoming atmosphere where residents can take part in a whole range of activities, enjoy good meals and make new friends
- Our staff are all trained to understand the difficulties people with dementia may experience and will support you in a safe environment that promotes your well-being.
- We strongly believe that people living with dementia can still lead an active life and it is so important to encourage all our residents with dementia to partake in our Activity Programme. Research suggests that by keeping the minds and bodies of residents with dementia as active as possible the advancement of dementia can be delayed.
- Our care team are all trained to deliver support that is individual to the needs of each person. Our Activity Programme is designed to encourage reminiscence and structured to include all residents with dementia. We strongly believe with the right encouragement you can learn a new skill at any age!
- Caring for someone during the final days of their life requires specialist skills and understanding. We are committed to making sure that our end of life care respects and upholds a person’s dignity and we are here to support you throughout this extremely difficult time.
- We offer assistance with any arrangements that may need to be made to help our residents and their families feel as comfortable as possible. This may include providing information about the physical signs and changes a person may experience during the final stages of life and advise relatives how to best support their family member. We work very closely with residents and their families to provide the right practical support throughout. Above all our staff team have been trained to be sensitive and understanding to the needs of the resident and their family at all times.
- Short stay breaks and respite care is available to allow families or carers to have a rest from taking care of a loved one.
- This can be a good option to recover after a hospital stay or to experience what life is like in a care home environment. It gives people the opportunity to get involved with activities, spend time with friendly staff and have a change of scene.
- Short breaks are offered subject to availability.
- Residents normally use our General Practitioner. Residents are referred to Hospital Consultants as required. Whilst our care homes are not specifically registered as nursing homes, it is our policy that residents stay with us as long as they wish, even if their health declines.
- We provide a chiropody service that comes every six weeks (additional charge). Domiciliary Optician visits can also be arranged.
We have an extensive weekly Activity Programme that includes:
• Exercise Sessions and Exercise Bingo
• Art and Crafts classes
• Flower Arranging Workshops
• Reminiscence Games
• Music Therapy / Disco Time (World War Classics and Resident’s Favourites)
• Pamper Sessions (Nail Painting, Hand and Face Massages)
• Bingo and Giant Board Games
• All Sports; Badminton, football, Darts, Golf and Pool Competitions
• Penpal and Poetry Writing
• Themed Ongoing Creative Projects.
• Movie Time
• Monthly Choir Sing Along’ for all the Residents
The residents also attend an annual summer trip to Ruislip Lido where they enjoy a lovely pub lunch and stroll around the lido with the support of the staff. Residents also enjoy a trip to a local garden centre , Christmas shopping trips and walks to Cassiobury Park where residents can enjoy music events at the beautifully restored band stand.
Our Christmas Coffee Morning and Raffle are a highlight for residents and staff. An annual Christmas Carol Service is also a special event which gets everybody in the Christmas spirit!
This year we celebrated the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and marked the occasion by arranging a ‘Royal Care Home Open Day.’ This was such an incredible event as our local newly appointed Major opened the event by cutting the cake, spending time talking to all the residents, sharing British culinary delights such as chips in newspaper cones, scones and jam with our lovely residents and having photographs taken with all our staff in front of a Union Jack back drop. Residents also enjoyed the exotic animal therapy holding a selection of furry animals, excellent musical entertainment, the royal quiz and sweetie jar raffle. The residents 6 months on still talk with fond memories about this spectacular event especially their conversations with the Mayor.
Christmas Sing Along, Jonathan Stevens: 7th December at 2.30pm
Puss in Boots, Pantomime: 17th December at 11am
Coffee Morning: 21st December at 11am