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

Thomas Roche is Home Manager at Avonmere Care Home.

Avonmere Care Home is situated in Downend, South Gloucestershire, close to the Willy Wicket Inn on the northern outskirts of the city of Bristol and within easy reach of the M32, M4 and the M5. The purpose-built building consists of three floors, one of which dedicated to dementia care, and is surrounded by a large landscaped garden full of acers, silver birches and hydrangeas.


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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 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.

Avonmere 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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Our Building and Facilities

Our retirement home in Bristol is built to a very high specification, is filled with light and furnished in muted and subtle colours. A large glass atrium with cedarwood canopy leads into a communal café area — a convivial meeting place for residents and visitors alike, and on to a games room and conservatory. The ground and first floor have their own dining area, library, lounge and activity space, and on the first floor a stunning balcony, leading out from the lounge and dining area, overlooks the rear gardens. The second floor contains the cinema room with plush armchairs and bar, a health spa with treatments, hairdressers and beauty salon.


Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

How Many Floors We Have
3

Who Owns Our Building
Private

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

What Else Do We Provide
Beauty Salon, Cinema, Hairdressers, Minibus.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Seating.

Brochures
Well Being Brochure.pdf

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Description

Residents have their own spacious rooms which have double-aspect windows, wet rooms, TVs, telephone points and controlled heating. They are encouraged to bring as many of their personal belongings as they can fit in, and items of their own furniture if they so wish. Ground-floor bedrooms open out on to private gardens and some of those on the first floor on to balconies. There are companion suites as well for couples.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 76
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 76

Type Of Room
Shared Room, Single Room.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Telephone Point.

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Description

Staff at Avonmere are very much geared to addressing the needs of each individual resident, thus ensuring both the physical and emotional well-being necessary to gain fulfilment and a contented outlook. Changing one’s way of life in later years, moving out of a family home can be a stressful business, and every effort will be made to make the transition as painless as it can be and to offer peace of mind to all concerned. 


Our Team
Thomas Roche
Thomas Roche
Home Manager
Funding Types
Local Authority South Gloucestershire
Region South West
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Third Party Top-Ups Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

You are what you eat and at Avonmere, we do our best to make mealtimes as nutritious and appetising as possible. There isn’t a bought biscuit in sight; everything is cooked in our kitchens and is as fresh and flavoursome as we can make it. Each meal will have two to three options to choose from, and we can cater for any special diets you may have. Tea and coffee is available whenever you like as well as healthy snacks as well as a delicious array of freshly baked cakes and biscuits which are very popular with our guests in the cafe. If you’re watching a film in our cinema, you’ll be able to get drinks and popcorn from the bar.

Mealtimes should be pleasurable occasions, so we take great care over our presentation, and always offer a glass of wine or sherry with the main meal of the day and make an extra effort for birthdays and anniversaries. If you fancy a private party with friends and family, we have a private dining room for you to use. Why not come along and sample some of our fare, it’s mostly locally sourced and made with love?


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

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

Residents can spend their time just sitting around, but they’d be hard pressed to do that for all the temptations that will be on offer. Activities are be resident-led, and broad in their appeal and includes activities as Tai Chi, Pilates, visits from local schools or nurseries, Scout groups and other community groups, as well as arts and crafts, and gardening.

The garden is not only full of colourful shrubs and trees, gazebos and shady seats, but also raised beds, a greenhouse and a potting shed for use of the residents. Plenty of scope for exercising those green fingers then, and maybe homegrown strawberries and tomatoes for tea in summer?

The minibus will be at the gate ready and waiting to take off for the sites of Bristol and South Gloucestershire or perhaps, on a sunny day, the Weston-super-Mare beach hut, which is shared with our sister care homes in Somerset. There is no lack of interesting places to visit in the area, from stately homes to the pub just across the road!


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

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.
Our Pets

Pets to be discussed with the home manager.


339 Badminton Road
Downend
Bristol
Avon
BS36 1AJ

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 16th June 2021
Last rated 22nd August 2018
Reports

9th July 2021

22nd August 2018

Registration Date 23rd August 2017
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site.

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 Avonmere Care Home

Avonmere Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in August 2018.
Avonmere Care Home provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Avonmere Care Home has 76 rooms.
Avonmere Care Home is owned by Avery.
Yes. Avonmere Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Avonmere Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Avonmere Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Avonmere Care Home comes under South Gloucestershire.
Avonmere Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
Avonmere Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Thomas Roche is the manager of Avonmere Care Home.

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