Alder House Care Home

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172a Nottingham Road


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Profile Strength
Very Good 88%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Gemma Wallbanks is Home Manager at Alder House Care Home.

Alder House is a Nottingham care home based in Nuthall and quite an exceptional place, even if we say so ourselves! It’s noticeable as soon as you cross the threshold and meet the residents and staff. The sense of togetherness is so apparent that you cant help but notice it, it is something we have worked hard to cultivate and are really proud of.

The home is just off the A610 Nottingham Road in Nuthall, adjoining one of the entrances to Broxtowe County Park and a three-minute walk from the Phoenix tram stop for trams into Nottingham. Our residential, dementia and respite care for residents is of the highest quality and focused on enhancing each and every resident’s well-being. We have fun and you will find that settling in happens quicker than you might expect. Companionship abounds at our Nottingham care home and the support helps everyone get along just fine.

Take a tour around Alder House Care Home
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Violent Behaviour, Wandering .
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

We are confident that our care homes are now some of the very safest places to live and work.

All of our staff have been trained in additional and heightened cleansing protocols and hygiene regimes, and these are being supported by a leading sanitisation system as part of our comprehensive infection controls. Testing regimes will continue for staff, residents and visitors.

We have re-aligned the resident in-house services to meet social distance guidance from the Government, for areas such as lounges and dining rooms, and for visiting entertainers and hair dressers; we are working hard to restore these services within the ‘new normal’ circumstances as soon as we can, when lockdown rules allow.

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

Avery Healthcare has invested in outdoor garden ‘visitor pods’

The pods, are a garden room specifically designed to facilitate safe face-to-face contact with relatives and visitors. Each pod contains a floor to ceiling partition screen and a hands-free intercom so that communication is clear and safe for use. They are fitted with internal electrics and two, low-surface temperature electric panel heaters – suitable for these winter months.

Alder House Care Home 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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LGBTQ Welcome
Our Building and Facilities

We pay special attention to our expert dementia care. We have a café full of objects from yesteryear which remind residents of the past and how times have changed. This place is popular with guests and is alive with chatter for large parts of the day. There are no shortage of talking points with the decor used in our therapeutic reminiscences, which in combination with our music as used as a key therapeutic tool. 

The interior of Alder House is bright, fresh and well furnished, with comfortable sociable spaces throughout.

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Coffee Shop / Café, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Cinema, Hairdressers, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating.

Well Being Brochure.pdf

Our Photos


All bedrooms are spacious and fully en-suite with walk-in showers and 3/4 size beds as standard. We also have a handful of companion suites with their own small kitchenette and living room, ideal for couples who like that extra bit of independence. All our interiors are well furnished and comfortable and sociable places.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 60
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 60

Type Of Room
Kitchenette, Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Internet Access, Safe, Secure Access, Telephone Point, Wifi.

Our Photos

We believe that your later years should be as enriching as any other, and that being cared for shouldn’t mean that your quality of living is compromised, whatever your age, whatever your condition. The design of our homes and our carefully selected staff, combined with our diligent approach to each and every resident, affords them the opportunity to flourish, make new friends, maintain contact with their local communities and live a life of possibility.

Our Team
Gemma Wallbanks
Gemma Wallbanks
Home Manager
Funding Types
Local Authority Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
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 Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Our Menu Pink tick icon Avery Sample Menu.pdf
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Activities Are So Important

And that’s because we make it so. We are very proud of our extensive and secluded gardens and love to be out there. Here is a list of what we do, not the gardener:

  • Sweep the paths
  • Fill up the bird feeders
  • Water the plants
  • Watch the birds
  • Decide if the lettuces are ready for a salad lunch
  • Chat to the chickens – any eggs today?
  • Stroke a bunny (not one that munches our lettuces)
  • And of course have a nice cup of tea

So you can see that there is plenty going on. The same is true of what happens inside the building. There’s a lot you can do in a chair besides watching the telly: ‘Oomph’ exercises, playing football, balloon tennis or dominoes with your granddaughter, for instance. Life within our residential care home is always stimulating and varied. We recognise the importance of preventing falls and so have a specially designed programme of regular core strength exercises. Our lead Recreation Activity Coordinator has been recognised nationally for her high-octane activities and sheer personality.

Alder House is alive with chatter, and guests often comment on the companionship that life here offers. Staff, residents and guests all mingle freely, while our popular Film Club enjoys daily viewings in our cinema: old movie classics are hugely popular. For others, it is our Sunday Pub Club for which nothing is better than a pie and a pint.

We get out a lot too in our own minibus.

Our Photos

Avery Sample Well-Being Activities Calendar.pdf

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Excursions, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.

172a Nottingham Road

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 9th April 2019
Last rated 1st May 2019

1st May 2019

4th August 2016

Registration Date 6th November 2014
Service Provider Avery Homes TH Limited, NN4 9BS
Bus Stop nearby, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Buddhist Temple, Catholic Church, Gurdwara Temple, Methodist Church, Mosque, Synagogue.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Alder House Care Home

Alder House Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in May 2019.
Alder House Care Home provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Alder House Care Home has 60 rooms.
Alder House Care Home is owned by Avery.
Yes. Alder House Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Alder House Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Alder House Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Alder House Care Home comes under Nottinghamshire.
Alder House Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Alder House Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Gemma Wallbanks is the manager of Alder House Care Home.

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