Applecroft Care Home

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Sanctuary Close
River
Dover
Kent
CT17 0ER

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Profile Strength
Very Good 82%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Barbara Alison is Manager at Applecroft Care Home.

My name is Barbara Alison (Babs) and I am proud to be the Registered Manager for Applecroft Nursing Home

I started my career at the age of 16 years working as a volunteer in a Residential Home. After completing 2 years at college on a Pre nursing course I began my nurse training at the Bexley School of Nursing, qualifying as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 1988 thereafter continuing my career across various NHS and Private Healthcare facilities within Community, Forensic, Adolescents and Prisons

My team have been able to lead the way forward with their creativity, ideas and enthusiasm in providing a warm and caring home for our residents. The heart of our home focuses on residents and their relatives spending quality and precious time together, whether this is in our Blossom Tea room or joining outings to local areas of interest or simply enjoying the daily music and singalongs

Barbara Alison

Applecroft Care home is a purpose-built Care Home in a residential area in River, near the historic town of Dover. The Care home has a direct access to the adjacent picturesque gardens and lakes of Kearsney Abbey. The location has excellent access to road, rail and bus links.

The Care Home is in the heart of the community set back from the road, with level access to the entrance and gardens. The surroundings are ideal for residents wishing to maintain a more independent lifestyle and enabling families to visit with ease.

 We offer a range of care options from residential to palliative care. Residents’ needs may range across the board, including specialist areas as well as supporting those who may require care for dementia. In addition we provide bespoke support and facilities including younger adults to gain skills for independent living.

All residents enjoy a dedicated, comfortable environment with their own single bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Applecroft Care Home is a true home for life allowing residents and their families the peace of mind where residents receive the professional care they need, and have a comfortable home they can call their own. Our residents are at the centre of everything we do.


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, 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.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
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

More details coming soon

Minimum Age
65

Our Building and Facilities

The home offers a range of communal facilities such as a beautiful fully stocked bar and bistro cafe, large lounges plus cinema facilities, dining rooms, and smaller quiet rooms or family lounges which can even be suitable for private dining. All areas are easily accessible with large lifts to support movement between floors.

Our home has a spacious, flat level landscaped garden with beautiful colourful plants and a barbecue area as well as many seating areas for the enjoyment of residents and their guests. We employ full-time maintenance and housekeeping staff on the premises and our continued investment ensures high standards and a clean and safe environment.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
4

Who Owns Our Building
Private

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

What Else Do We Provide
Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Coffee Shop, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Minibus, Optician, Physiotherapy.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Seating.

Brochures
AarandaleBrochure.pdf

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Description

Our home offers a modern yet classical smart decor, with a range of living options from single occupancy to companion rooms – all with en-suite and shower facilities. Rooms are furnished to a high standard with 24-hour call system, flat screen TV, telephone and broadband facilities. However, we welcome residents to personalise their room with their own belongings and our in-house maintenance staff are always on hand to help.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 75
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 75

Type Of Room
Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point.

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Description

We recognise that it’s not just about physical care, but also about supporting our residents to obtain the best from their lives.

To achieve this we employ fully trained and dedicated professionals. We continue to develop their skills and knowledge to ensure that exceptionally high standards of person-centred care is delivered in a friendly manner throughout our service. A comprehensive approach to care Every resident has a personalised care plan where residents and families may contribute, which describes what help and assistance they require and how they would like their care to be provided.

The care plan includes all aspects of daily living such as medication, routines, how they prefer to be addressed, and their likes and dislikes. It enables our carers to provide thoughtful and individual care to our residents ensuring their needs are met in a safe, secure and relaxed atmosphere.

Our home appreciates that families, friends and the wider community, as well as other professionals such as doctors and social workers are important to the lives of our residents and to the Care Home.

Although all our professional carers work to ensure that our residents’ needs and preferences are met, we also provide every resident with a named member of staff who will act as their Key Worker. This ensures continued familiarity for each resident.


Our Team
Barbara Alison
Barbara Alison
Manager

My name is Barbara Alison (Babs) and I am proud to be the Registered Manager for Applecroft Nursing Home

I started my career at the age of 16 years working as a volunteer in a Residential Home. After completing 2 years at college on a Pre nursing course I began my nurse training at the Bexley School of Nursing, qualifying as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 1988 thereafter continuing my career across various NHS and Private Healthcare facilities within Community, Forensic, Adolescents and Prisons

My team have been able to lead the way forward with their creativity, ideas and enthusiasm in providing a warm and caring home for our residents. The heart of our home focuses on residents and their relatives spending quality and precious time together, whether this is in our Blossom Tea room or joining outings to local areas of interest or simply enjoying the daily music and singalongs

Funding Types
Local Authority Kent
Region South 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

Our chefs are tireless in their quest to ensure that our residents receive wholesome, well-presented and, above all, delicious meals and snacks. These are prepared from quality ingredients which include fresh and local produce.

We recognise that our residents have a diverse range of likes, choices and special dietary requirements. Our chefs are very comfortable in planning à la carte menus with our residents, which are tailored to their needs. Residents can choose whether they would like to eat in dining rooms or enjoy a private meal in their own room.

We look forward to celebrating special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and national holidays in the style our residents prefer, including facilities for private parties with their friends and relatives.

Discreet help is always on hand if needed. Morning coffee, afternoon tea and round the-clock snacks are available.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Menu
Sample Menus.pdf
Activities Are So Important

Our home assists residents in developing and maintaining their social interests and engaging in meaningful activities. This is supported by all our staff but especially by our dedicated activity staff who help co-ordinate programmes for our residents according to their choices and individual hobbies.

On any particular day, our residents could be enjoying a drive in a car or mini-bus, participating in reminiscence workshops, planting their favourite flowers in the garden, or enjoying a cinema afternoon with a glass of champagne.

Residents can freely entertain their guests in the communal and private areas of the home, or in the privacy of their own bedroom. Our home has an in-house hairdressing and beauty salon offering the opportunity for a well deserved pampering.


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Activities At Home
Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Excursions, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.

Sanctuary Close
River
Dover
Kent
CT17 0ER

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/890e59e6-1a66-4ae7-99df-67c2f72af6a9
Report Published 12th February 2019
Registration Date 24th May 2011
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Applecroft Care Home

Applecroft Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in February 2019.
Applecroft Care Home provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Applecroft Care Home has 75 rooms.
Applecroft Care Home is owned by Abbey Healthcare.
Yes. Applecroft Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Applecroft Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Applecroft Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Applecroft Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Applecroft Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Barbara Alison is the manager of Applecroft Care Home.

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