Alderwood Care Home

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39 Essex Hall Road
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1ZP

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Profile Strength
Very Good 85%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Outstanding
Meet The Manager

Nikki Leaney is The Home Manager at Alderwood Care Home.

Nikki has been a registered nurse for 40 years. She began her inspirational career specialising in elderly care over 30 years ago and has been a care home manager for the past 21 years.

It was while working on the wards of the NHS that Nikki decided she wanted to make a difference in how care for the elderly was delivered. After joining Alderwood in 2014, Nikki tells us that achieving both the Outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission along with Gold Standard Accreditation for End of Life Care were amazing accolades of which she is immensely proud.

Nikki Leaney

Alderwood Care Home is an established award-winning care home that provides high quality residential, nursing and dementia care. It is also proudly the only care home in Colchester rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)*.

Having won over 25 care industry awards, the company has a reputation for delivering exceptional care, which many families have benefited from for over 20 years. They pride themselves on providing families with reassurance and peace of mind that they are being cared for by a trusted and reputable provider, with care and compassion at the forefront of all they do.


Alderwood Care Home - Lockdown Thoughts
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Challenging Behaviour.
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.

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.
Covid-19 Emergency Support Framework
The regulatory body has assessed care providers on their ability to manage four key areas during the pandemic.  Click here to download their assessment.
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)

Yes, our care home has WiFi in all our resident’s rooms.

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

Yes, our care home has mobile phone signal in all our resident’s rooms.

Telephone for external calling

Yes, our care home provides a telephone in all our resident’s rooms.

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Minimum Age
65

Our Building and Facilities

The home is able to provide all three levels of care; residential, nursing and dementia care. This means that their residents should never find themselves in a situation where they are unable to care for them should their needs change.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

Communal Rooms
Bistro, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Cinema, Hairdressers, Library, Lift.

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

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Description

We have a selection of beautifully furnished and decorated bedrooms complete with an en-suite wetroom to support convenience and independence.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 65
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 65

Type Of Room
Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Telephone Point.

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Description

At the heart of the Outstanding rated care we provide at Alderwood in Colchester, Essex is our compassionate team formed of nurses, carers, managers, and team leaders and members of our wider support team such as catering, housekeeping, lifestyles and front of house.

Lead by our amazing home manager Nikki, all of our team members are carefully chosen for their values and unwavering dedication to caring for our residents with tenderness, kindness, and respect. We do not use agency staff, rather we nurture and invest in our stable team – ensuring they feel valued, happy, and love being part of our extended family.


Our Team
Nikki Leaney
Nikki Leaney
The Home Manager

Nikki has been a registered nurse for 40 years. She began her inspirational career specialising in elderly care over 30 years ago and has been a care home manager for the past 21 years.

It was while working on the wards of the NHS that Nikki decided she wanted to make a difference in how care for the elderly was delivered. After joining Alderwood in 2014, Nikki tells us that achieving both the Outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission along with Gold Standard Accreditation for End of Life Care were amazing accolades of which she is immensely proud.

Funding Types
Local Authority Essex
Region East
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

We understand how important it is to involve family and friends in our residents’ lives.  Our elegant private dining room is the perfect place to host a dinner party or celebration with food and drink prepared by our in-house catering team.


We Serve Food At
Afternoon Tea, All day snacks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

Our residents’ ongoing health and wellbeing is extremely important to us and we recognise that keeping active, both mentally and physically, whilst maintaining a sense of purpose and meaning are key to individuals’ happiness, contentment and joy.

In partnership with our residents and those closest to them, our dedicated lifestyle team develops a varied programme of meaningful activities, events and celebrations which are personalised to individuals’ likes, dislikes, abilities and care needs as well as aspirations and dreams for the future.


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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Flower Arranging, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Shopping.

39 Essex Hall Road
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1ZP

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Outstanding
Safe Good
Well Led Outstanding
Caring Outstanding
Responsive Outstanding
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/c5e05d00-e194-4672-9529-7990c16a2548
Report Published 19th May 2018
Registration Date 15th July 2011
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Alderwood Care Home

Alderwood Care Home was given an overall rating of "Outstanding" by the CQC in May 2018.
Alderwood Care Home provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Alderwood Care Home has 65 rooms.
Alderwood Care Home is owned by Carebase.
Yes. Alderwood Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Alderwood Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Alderwood Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Alderwood Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Alderwood Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Nikki Leaney is the manager of Alderwood Care Home.

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