Autumn Vale Care Centre

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Danesbury Park Road
Welwyn
Hertfordshire
AL6 9SN

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Profile Strength
Excellent 98%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,300.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Asvin Jhoollun is Care Home Manager at Autumn Vale Care Centre.

Ash has been in the Care Industry for over 12 years and has worked in many and varied roles, both clinically and managerially in  nursing, residential and hospital settings. Ash has a qualification in Leadership and Management Level 5 and Leadership in Dementia care OCN. Ash is determined to strive for excellence and wants the home to become the ‘beating heart of the community’ . Ash is passionate about staff training and applauds the group ethos of creating a caring, fun-filled and vibrant environment to work in.

Asvin Jhoollun

Nestling on a private road in a quiet and beautiful area of old Welwyn, purpose built Autumn Vale offers first class care for residents over 65. Each one of our residents enjoys unique, personalised care, built around them and designed to make their stay with us as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible.

Visit the home and you’ll find a huge range of facilities on offer, including hairdressing facilities, chiropody, dental/eye care as well as a host of social activities to keep our residents busy. Of course, the best way to see the superb care and wonderful facilities we offer is to visit for yourself, meet our care team and see why we believe that Autumn Vale is uniquely placed to deliver graceful, caring living.

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Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, 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, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Mild Forgetfulness.
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

Gold Care Homes remains committed to ensuring all of our residents, loved ones, and hardworking members of staff are protected against the COVID-19 pandemic. All Gold Care Homes’ homes completed their second round of vaccinations. Our care homes have now begun the process of offering the booster vaccine to all residents.

The legislation makes vaccination mandatory for anyone who works in a care home, whatever their role. All care home residents will now be required to nominate up to 3 visitors who can enter the care home for regular visits. Visits must still be pre-booked, and visitors must test negative for COVID-19 at the start of the visit.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
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 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)

Our care home has WiFi in some of our residents’ 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

No, our care home does not provide a telephone in residents’ rooms.

Family Portal

Yes, our care home has provides families with a family portal. Find out more about Family Portals here.

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Minimum Age
65

LGBTQ Welcome
Yes
Contract
Resident Agreement (Updated April 2019).doc
Our Building and Facilities

Nestling on a private road in a quiet and beautiful area of old Welwyn, purpose built Autumn Vale offers first class care for residents over 65.

The wonderful facilities at Autumn Vale make a world of difference to our residents. Whether it’s chatting in the cafe, pottering around the garden or enjoying the peace and quiet of the lounge, there really is a favourite place for everyone.

Autumn Vale Care Centre offers an array of beautifully adorned areas of the home. From nail salons to cinema rooms and large lounges with large windows - there is a space for every resident to enjoy.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
1

Who Owns Our Building
Private

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

What Else Do We Provide
Chiropodist, Dentist, Hairdressers, Optician.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Sensory Garden.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Biomass Heating, Reduce Plastic Use.

Brochures
Hertfordshire_BROCHURE_Final_311018.pdf

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Description

Rooms are large and well designed with ensuite facilities and facilities, views of our landscaped garden, TV and telephone points. With Wi-Fi across the entirety of the home, we welcome FaceTime calls and digital communications for family members to speak with their loved ones.





About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 69
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 69

Type Of Room
Double Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Internet Access, Telephone Point, Wifi.

Our Photos
Description

We take as much care of our staff as we do of our residents. Delivering excellent care is key at Gold Care Homes. It motivates the way we invest, train and measure staff wellbeing. This ensures our entire workforce is fully engaged and is driving towards our corporate goals.

We are active in pursuing a fully dedicated workforce and monitor the feedback of our staff through an annual Health and Happiness survey. After all, a happy workforce provides a happy service! We use a range of corporate initiatives to support staff engagement levels including: involving our staff when developing individual care home strategies, investment in training and development, identifying future stars in the business as well as regular social events. We recently launched our very own Dragons Dens style ideas forum, where staff, residents and their families can present their ideas to promote efficiency and improve the experience of our residents.

To us, each and every resident is an individual. Each has his or her own life story. Each has their own likes and dislikes. Each has their own way of living. All of our residents enjoy their own care plan, tailored specifically for them. This allows us to build their care around their preferences, lifestyles and routines. It’s all part of our philosophy to see the person for who they are, not masked by age or condition. Everything we do is driven by this genuinely caring, person-centred approach.


Our Team
Ana Maria Tuvec
Ana Maria Tuvec
Nurse
Asvin Jhoollun
Asvin Jhoollun
Care Home Manager

Ash has been in the Care Industry for over 12 years and has worked in many and varied roles, both clinically and managerially in  nursing, residential and hospital settings. Ash has a qualification in Leadership and Management Level 5 and Leadership in Dementia care OCN. Ash is determined to strive for excellence and wants the home to become the ‘beating heart of the community’ . Ash is passionate about staff training and applauds the group ethos of creating a caring, fun-filled and vibrant environment to work in.

Cindy
Cindy
Lead Engagement
Duncan Ferrier
Duncan Ferrier
Senior Carer
Reenu Jose
Reenu Jose
Nurse
Regy John
Regy John
Nurse
Saju Joseph
Saju Joseph
Chef
Sham
Sham
Lead Engagement
Valerica Necoara
Valerica Necoara
Nurse
Zoe Evans
Zoe Evans
Home Administrator
Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,300.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Hertfordshire
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 Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining
Dining Styles Pink tick icon A la Carte Pink tick icon Hot Trolley Pink tick icon Room Service
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
Our Menu Pink tick icon Autumn Vale Care Centre.png
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The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

Pink tick icon Attractive drinks and adaptive cups/glasses are available and accessible where needed.


Pink tick icon Individual dietary needs are person centred.


Pink tick icon Meals reflect the nutritional needs of the residents.


Pink tick icon Our menu is balanced.

Pink tick icon Snacks are provided for residents that require texture-modified food.


Pink tick icon Sweet and savoury foods are provided between meals (this does not just include cakes and biscuits).

Pink tick icon A la Carte


Pink tick icon Hot Trolley


Pink tick icon Room Service

A critical component for good health.

Rating badge

Pink tick icon 5 Star Rated by UK Food Standards.


Pink tick icon We are following best practice including NICE guidelines as a standard.

Pink tick icon We are conducting internal and/or 3rd party food safety audits.

Pink tick icon We have allergen management policies in place.

A freedom to eat the food you want, when you want it.

Pink tick icon A Private Dining room is bookable for residents and their families.


Pink tick icon Families are invited for meals [Covid permitting].


Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have the same food options as elsewhere.


Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have their food presented to same standard as elsewhere.


Pink tick icon Residents have access to a Bistro.


Pink tick icon Residents have access to Dining Room.


Pink tick icon Residents have the option of dining in their own room.


Pink tick icon Staff also dine themselves with the residents they support.


Pink tick icon Staff sit with the residents they support when they dine.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to a flexible meal service beyond defined times.

Pink tick icon More than one option is available at mealtimes for all residents, including those with special and theraputic diets.


Pink tick icon Residents with dementia are shown food or visual menus to help them decide.


Pink tick icon There is a weekly menu.


Pink tick icon We offer catering for special events.

Pink tick icon Residents are involved in the creation of the menu.

Pink tick icon The best interest choices are made for residents unable to make their own choices.

Understanding the wants and requirements of every individual be it cultural, religious or dietary.

Pink tick icon Halal food can be served.

Pink tick icon Gluten-free food can be served.


Pink tick icon Vegan food can be served.


Pink tick icon Vegetarian food can be served.


Pink tick icon We can support people with Diabetes.

Delivering a respectful and quality service.

Pink tick icon Residents are given appropriate and dignified crockery / glassware and cutlery.

Pink tick icon Staff are hospitality trained to present / serve meals.


Pink tick icon Tables are well laid.

Pink tick icon Staff understand and pre-empt potential meal-time behaviours which can impact nutritional intake.

Pink tick icon Staff always use appropriate and dignified language (e.g. it is an ‘apron’ not a ‘bib’).


Pink tick icon We promote an inclusive dining experience.

Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

Pink tick icon We correctly dispose of our waste.


Pink tick icon We have a waste management system.


Pink tick icon We monitor our food waste.

Pink tick icon We use locally sourced and locally grown or reared food.

Pink tick icon Our energy usage is well maintained.


Pink tick icon We are actively reducing food mileage.

Activities Are So Important

Our Activities Co-ordinators play a fundamental part in delivering our mission of enhancing the lives of our residents by creating a fun and hugely varied program for everyone to participate. A great source of fun and laughter, our range of activities really help each resident live their life to the full.

Here at Gold Care Homes, we believe independent activity, hobbies and day to day chores boost self confidence. By taking the time to understand each resident' s capabilities, we’re able to build a personalized activity plan.

Our aim is to create a programme that encourages as much interaction and enjoyment as possible. As you’d expect, most activities are indoors. However, when the weather permits, we make the most of our lovely outdoor patio areas and landscaped gardens. We regularly arrange local and national trips to popular attractions – our recent trip to St Albans Cathedral was a firm favourite!


Our Photos

Timetables
Example week for resident.PNG Events-Calendar-AV-2019.pdf

Activities At Home
Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Cooking, Crafts, Dancing, Excursions, Exercise Class, Gardening, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games, Yoga.

Activities Outside Our Home
Shopping, Theatre.
Our Pets

Relatives/Friends can bring pets when visiting. However, pets are not allowed to stay with residents permanently.


Can You Bring Your Pet
Yes

We Welcome
Cats, Dogs, Rabbits.

Our Pet Policy
No 122 - Pets Within The Home.pdf

Danesbury Park Road
Welwyn
Hertfordshire
AL6 9SN

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 23rd July 2019
Last rated 14th August 2019
Reports

14th August 2019

24th July 2018

Registration Date 8th May 2017
Service Provider GCH (Hertfordshire) Ltd, UB10 0JH
Transport
Car Park, Car Park on-site.

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

Nearby Services
Park, Pub.

Frequently asked questions about Autumn Vale Care Centre

Autumn Vale Care Centre was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in August 2019.
Autumn Vale Care Centre provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Autumn Vale Care Centre has 69 rooms.
Prices for Autumn Vale Care Centre start from £1,300.00 per week.
Autumn Vale Care Centre is owned by Gold Care Homes.
Yes. Autumn Vale Care Centre does offer Residential care.
Yes. Autumn Vale Care Centre does offer Respite care.
Yes. Autumn Vale Care Centre does provide care for people with Dementia.
Autumn Vale Care Centre comes under Hertfordshire.
Autumn Vale Care Centre accepts Local Authority clients.
Autumn Vale Care Centre accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Asvin Jhoollun is the manager of Autumn Vale Care Centre.

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