Hunters Down Care Home

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Hartford Road
PE29 1XL


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Profile Strength
Very Good 87%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Anca Roman is The Home Manager at Hunters Down Care Home.

Anca became Home Manager at Hunters Down in December 2021 prior to this Anca was manager at one of our sister homes, Buchan House, Anca has an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care and a QCF Level 5 in Leadership for Health and Social Care

Anca Roman

Located on the outskirts of the market town of Huntingdon, and opposite the beautiful Riverside Park, Hartford, Hunters Down is a modern, purpose-built care home where residents are supported to enjoy every day.

Our dedicated team, many of whom live in Huntingdon, St Ives, Chatteris, and nearby areas, provide a range of long-term and respite care and support for people needing residential care, nursing care, nursing dementia care and end of life care.

At Hunters Down we offer spacious en-suite rooms in self-contained suites, each with its own communal living and dining areas and views over our lovely gardens. Our home has a truly warm and inclusive feel, and is at the heart of our community, which we’re very proud of. We enjoy regular visits from schools and other local groups as well as a wide range of meaningful activities and events and day trips out.

As a family-owned care home, we offer skilled care with compassion and kindness, always giving residents the choice about how they want to spend their day. 

Our person-centred approach to care addresses each resident’s needs, interests and personal tastes and preferences, with special attention given to providing sensitive, high quality care for people nearing the end of their life – reflected in our Gold Standards Framework accreditation.

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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

As always, at Excelcare our first priority is putting the safety and wellbeing of the people living and working in our care homes and their family and friends, at the centre of any actions we take.

We would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that we are continuously monitoring COVID-19 pandemic guidelines released by the Government, Public Health England and CQC, (the independent regulator of health and social care) as a matter of the utmost priority. This is to ensure that we keep everyone involved with our services safe and that each of our care home team members are supported to safely continue their work in providing the highest quality care in such unprecedented times.

Robust and comprehensive contingency plans have been put in place in response to the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK. We have set up a COVID-19 Response Team to review and share up to date guidance and information to our colleagues working in each of our services. We are keeping our contingency and risk management plans under regular review and updated as advised by the Government and Public Health England.

We are still supporting people to move into our care homes, so please do give your local Excelcare care home a call if you are looking for care or need any advice or assistance.

Where we are supporting new residents from the community to move into our care homes, we have clear protocols in place. This ensures that where possible they have been COVID-19 tested; and where this is not possible, they will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19. If it is deemed appropriate for an individual to move in, they will be required to self-isolate for 14 days for their safety and the safety of others.

In line with Government guidance, any resident moving in or returning from hospital will have to be tested before being accepted into our care. We have clear protocols in place to ensure the safety of all our residents and care home teams.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

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Our Building and Facilities

Hunters Down is an attractive and modern purpose-built care home, designed to support the people who live here to live a full and happy life.

With five attractively decorated lounges and a range of quiet areas, people can choose where and how to spend their time. 

Our two dining rooms provide the perfect place in which to enjoy our mealtimes, where home-cooked meals, lovingly prepared by our chefs and catering team, are served. Menus are created around residents’ likes and dislikes, whilst also catering for people with specific dietary needs and cultural preferences.

Our large garden is perfect for either relaxing on the patio or, for those with green fingers, a place to indulge their love of gardening with our beautiful flower beds offering a colourful display all year round.

We believe in enjoying the luxuries in life, so we have a cinema room with regular screenings, a library and a hairdressing salon, where residents can go to feel totally pampered and preened.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, Cinema, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Lift, Optician.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

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Each bedroom features private en-suite facilities to support dignity and independence; we also recognise each person who lives here as an individual, and with this in mind we encourage everyone to make their room their own by bringing their personal belongings, precious photographs, ornaments and small items of furniture with them, if they wish. The spacious rooms make it easy for residents with mobility needs to get about, and multiple lifts ensure all areas of Hunters Down are fully accessible.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 102
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 102

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Internet Access, Telephone Point, Wifi.

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Our dedicated team, many of whom live in Huntingdon, St Ives, Chatteris, and nearby areas, provide a range of long-term and respite care and support for people needing residential care, nursing care, nursing dementia care and end of life care.

Our Team
Anca Roman
Anca Roman
The Home Manager

Anca became Home Manager at Hunters Down in December 2021 prior to this Anca was manager at one of our sister homes, Buchan House, Anca has an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care and a QCF Level 5 in Leadership for Health and Social Care

Myrna Flores
Myrna Flores
Care Manager

Myrna became Care Manager at Hunters Down in May 2013 but joined Hunters Down in 2010 as a Clinical Nurse Manager. Myrna is a qualified Nurse and has worked as a General Nurse in hospitals and the community. Myrna is responsible for the care delivered in the home and running of the home in the absence of the General Manager.

Funding Types
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Region East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Our Menu Pink tick icon Excelcare template winter menu.docx
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Activities Are So Important

At Hunters Down we put the people living here at the heart of everything we do. With this in mind we make sure getting to know each resident is one of our key objectives; helping us to meet their needs by organising events and activities that not only provide stimulation and fitness, but also offer quality of life to each person by enabling them the choice to participate in things they enjoy.

In addition to our regular activities such as cooking sessions, poetry readings, arts and crafts and gardening groups, we welcome the community into our home to spend quality time with the people who live here. 

From entertainers who sing, dance and make music to community events and visits from local school children, there is always someone interesting a new to meet.

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Our Pets

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Can You Bring Your Pet

Hartford Road
PE29 1XL

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 11th January 2021
Last rated 12th December 2019

2nd February 2021

12th December 2019

27th June 2017

23rd July 2015

9th January 2015

1st October 2013

8th December 2012

29th December 2011

Registration Date 8th December 2010
Service Provider Hunters Healthcare Limited, EC1R 5HL
Bus Stop nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Chemist, Church, Garden Centre, Hospital, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops, Surgery.

Frequently asked questions about Hunters Down Care Home

Hunters Down Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in December 2019.
Hunters Down Care Home provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Hunters Down Care Home has 102 rooms.
Hunters Down Care Home is owned by Excelcare Holdings.
Yes. Hunters Down Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Hunters Down Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Hunters Down Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Hunters Down Care Home comes under Cambridgeshire.
Hunters Down Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Hunters Down Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Anca Roman is the manager of Hunters Down Care Home.

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