Spencer House Care Home

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

Shweta Mendon is Home Manager at Spencer House Care Home.

Avery Healthcare is based and started out in Northampton, that is why we have a cluster of residential care homes across Northamptonshire. We are rightly proud of our Spencer House, a nursing care home which enjoys a fantastic relationship with the local community and Northampton General Hospital, offering residential, nursing and respite care, as well as more specialist dementia care to residents drawn from across Northamptonshire.


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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Ulcerative Colitis.
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

Avery Healthcare has always made the health and safety of our residents and staff a priority, and the Covid-19 pandemic has required us to raise our exacting standards to even higher levels. That is why we are taking the innovative step to introduce a cleaning system into our care homes that is already proven to kill 99.9% of viruses, including MRSA, e-Coli, norovirus and the SARS virus (which is similar to Cov-2, which causes Covid-19).

Avery is now leading in the care sector with the testing of an established cleaning system that refreshes and sanitises a bedroom in less than an hour, with a larger capacity variant addressing communal areas. Keeping both areas clean in this way will be an effective method in how Avery care homes manage their environments, to keep them as virus and bacteria-free as possible.

All Avery homes are now equipped with Topaz Machines ready for when we can allow visiting into the homes. The system hosts two units, one larger which dispenses hand sanitiser to visitors upon arrival and exit; it also provides an important messaging display screen to advise visitors of the latest news, and the other, a smaller screen, which operates as a thermal checker so that we can support temperature checks of those entering the building. Yet another fantastic piece of technology that provides relatives with safer, more efficient visits with their loved ones.

As we’ve learned during this pandemic, we are all in this together. We want our residents, staff, and their respective families to know that when they are in an Avery care home, that it is one of the safest and cleanest places to be. We also want relatives to be confident that their loved ones are being cared for in the best possible way, and for anyone in the position of placing a loved one in to care, to have the peace of mind that an Avery home will be a clean and safe haven.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Air Filtration & Purification We are using air filtration and/or air purification devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Contact Tracing We have measures in place to identify and trace contact between people in our care setting.
safe-tick Independent Assessments We have been independently assessed in our approach to infection control.
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Infection Screening We are using technology to screen for infections & monitor symptoms.
safe-tick Regulatory Assessment We have been assessed by the care regulator in our approach to infection control.
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.

Spencer 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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Minimum Age
50

LGBTQ Welcome
Contract
Avery-Healthcare-Residency-Agreement.pdf
Our Building and Facilities

Situated on the Cliftonville Road, our home is modern, bright and airy with lovely surrounding garden areas which we share with our sister home just across the way. You’ll know it by the ‘great glass elevator’ on the outside.

Our interiors are immaculately presented and kept. ‘It’s absolutely beautiful’ is just a typical comment of the residents. And with plenty of lounges, some for congregating in and some for contemplating in, a café and a cinema.

We encourage friends and relatives to come along and see for themselves how their loved ones are settling in and getting along. It gives peace of mind, and keeping up connections and learning life histories makes it easier for the staff to develop everyone’s potential to the full.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

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

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

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

Brochures
Well Being Brochure.pdf

Our Photos

Description

Bedrooms are generously sized and come with en-suite walk-in showers, wall mounted TVs and 3/4 size beds – it’s nice to have that extra bit of room, isn’t it? And there’s plenty of space for keepsakes and personal belongings.


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

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished.

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

Our Photos
Description

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
Shweta Mendon
Shweta Mendon
Home Manager
Funding Types
Local Authority West Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

Our residents know what’s what and are growing herbs and edible flowers to give that extra something, not to mention colourful decoration, to their meals. Chefs too like to experiment – for instance with carrots, walnuts and spinach – good for the eyes, so we’re told. All our food is freshly prepared, locally sourced from across Northamptonshire where possible and chimes with the seasons. We can cope with any special diets and are expert in getting poor eaters to build up their strength.

Dining is an integral part of life at our Northampton retirement home, so our chef and his team take great pride in what they serve up and, don’t worry, there’s always a choice. Between meals we are spoiled by home baking and other tasty treats; there’s always fruit as well, if you’re watching the waistline. Family members can feel free to have something to eat when they’re visiting. We think they may have an eye on those aperitifs – a little indulgence before dinner!


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

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

Our Photos

Menu
Avery Sample Menu.pdf
Activities Are So Important

Our program of mental and physical activity is designed to ensure that everyone’s well-being is as good as it can be. It helps newer residents to settle quickly and a great many family and friends regularly partake in our activities and social engagements. We also make a point of keeping tabs on whats happening outside our home and events too. We run a handful of interest groups like our gardening club which is very popular. Other residents take an interest in the night sky and discuss the latest football politics. We often venture forth to the pub to catch a game of football on the telly or for those who like to feel the fresh air on their face, we also have a walking club who enjoy nothing more than a short stroll.

We encourage friends and relations to be actively involved in everything that goes on too, and even to volunteer to come on trips with us in our mini-bus to sites around Northamptonshire. You will often see us buzzing around local parks. As our sister home is right next door, it’s easy to socialise together and make new friends. We are well connected within the community of Northampton — after all we are a local company. Schools, clubs and speakers are regular guests, and our Facebook pages keep everyone up to speed. We find the internet a useful tool when dealing with people with dementia, as it contains so many resources there — so many stories to provoke memories.


Our Photos

Timetables
Avery Sample Well-Being Activities Calendar.pdf

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Excursions, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Quiz Games, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Pub.
Our Pets

Pets to be discussed with the home manager.


Cliftonville Road
Northampton
NN1 5BU

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 27th May 2021
Last rated 9th July 2021
Reports

9th July 2021

3rd January 2018

14th June 2016

18th June 2015

Registration Date 2nd October 2014
Service Provider Avery Homes SH Limited, NN4 9BS
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, 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 Spencer House Care Home

Spencer House Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in July 2021.
Spencer House Care Home provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Spencer House Care Home has 65 rooms.
Spencer House Care Home is owned by Avery.
Yes. Spencer House Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Spencer House Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Spencer House Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Spencer House Care Home comes under West Northamptonshire.
Spencer House Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Spencer House Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Shweta Mendon is the manager of Spencer House Care Home.

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