Brendoncare Alton

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Adams Way
Alton
Hampshire
GU34 2UU

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Very Good 88%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,330.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Lynne Hewitt is Registered Manager at Brendoncare Alton.

Lynne's career in care began in 1997, initially in a nursing home.  She then worked for 16 years with adults with learning and physical disabilities.  Her work progressed into management and she became the Registered Manager of three care homes.

Lynne has said that deciding to work at Brendoncare has been the best decision she has made in her career. The job is challenging but the rewards are so worth it.

Lynne Hewitt

Brendoncare is a registered charity, dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people through our 10 care homes and 90 friendship and wellbeing clubs. 

Situated in the Hampshire town of Alton, Brendoncare Alton provides compassionate residential, nursing and dementia care for 80 people.  Brendoncare Alton places the individual at the heart of everything we do.

Brendoncare Alton has been specifically designed to enable older people to live independent, happy and fulfilling lives. Set in landscaped gardens, the care complex was opened in 1997 and is proud to offer the full spectrum of care on one site.

A close care complex, called Mary Rose Mews, adjoins the home - providing the independence and security of home ownership, together with access to many caring and communal facilities, giving peace of mind.  If you are a looking for a home very close by to a loved one in our nursing or dementia care home, you may wish to consider independent living at the Mary Rose Mews. 

The Brendoncare Care for Life promise ensures that once residents are accepted in one of our homes they will not have to leave due to lack of funds. Care for Life is a charitable third party top-up* payment that can support those residents who may have been with us for a while and whose own funds have depleted to the threshold set by the Local Authority’s Social Services. At that point social services will start to contribute to the cost of care. We fund about 20% of residents in this way so, in order to help with our own financial planning, we ask residents to complete a financial assessment before moving in to one of our homes. For residents and family members the Care for Life promise often provides enormous relief and reassurance.

*Top-up payments are the difference that needs to be ‘topped-up’ between what the public sector will pay and a care home’s full fees. Third party top-up payments are payments made by a third party, such as a family member or a charity, such as Brendoncare, through our Care for Life promise. Social Services will assess and still require residents to make an affordable contribution. 


Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, End of Life, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Challenging Behaviour, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Mixed Dementias, Vascular Dementia.
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 Contact Tracing We have measures in place to identify and trace contact between people in our care setting.
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 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
Brendoncare Alton 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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Our Building and Facilities

Brendoncare Alton is a purpose-built property designed around the provision of nursing and dementia care which meets the needs and preferences of each person. It is arranged into four households, two of which are focused on supporting people who are living with dementia, providing the feeling of belonging to a family.

Nursing Care

The nursing home is divided into self-contained households to give the home-like atmosphere of small family units. The home consists of four 15 bedroom households and one with 20 bedrooms. Each household has a spacious, welcoming sitting and dining room and a small kitchen.

Residents are encouraged to be as active as they wish and the home includes a hairdressing salon, a shop and a wide selection of books. There are two lifts.

Dementia Care

People with dementia are cared for in two dedicated households (1 x 15 bedrooms, 1 x 20 bedrooms) by a team of highly trained and committed staff. Brendoncare knows the high level of support needed in caring for this very special group of people, and the staff are dedicated to improving the quality of life for those in their care.

The household offers an environment that is dignified, safe and secure. It is calm, clean and clearly set out. Within a community setting, each resident has their own en-suite room in a bright yet calm and relaxing community atmosphere.

There is an attractive, secluded garden designated especially for residents with dementia.

Independent Living

The Mary Rose Mews complex allows for Independent living in your own home, while also have a range of services on site and additional care and support if required. 

Residents enjoy peace of mind knowing that the care that they may need will be provided in their own home.

The mews properties are all built to impeccable standards and come complete with a fully-fitted kitchen, spacious bathroom, balcony on the upper
floor apartments, and are fully carpeted with vinyl flooring in the kitchen and bathroom. The site has been developed for easy access by wheelchair users.
All the properties are available for sale on a 100+ year
lease. The site offers designated parking for residents.




Is Our Home Purpose Built
Yes

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 1997

How Many Floors We Have
2

Who Owns Our Building
Charity

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Chiropodist, GP, Hairdressers, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating, Secure Garden.

Brochures
Brochure.pdf

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Description

The home consists of four 15 bedroom households and one with 20 bedrooms.

All the bedrooms have en-suite facilities, a TV point, private telephone line and a nurse-call system.

Adjacent to the home, Mary Rose Mews provides independent living in your own home in the form of 46 one and two bedroom apartments.  This allows residents to live on their own and lead active and independent lives with access to care and personal support 24 hours a day should they need it.  Your home would be linked by alarm to the care home with calls answered at any time of the day or night and maintenance of your home and garden would be undertaken by us.


About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 80
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 80

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Direct Garden Access, Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Internet Access, Secure Access, Telephone Point.

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Description

Led by a highly qualified manager, who is supported by a head of care with considerable nursing experience, the staff at Alton work as a close team and are committed to the Brendoncare philosphy. They make every effort to provide care which promotes privacy and dignity, and to understand each resident’s needs and preferences. Registered nurses are always on duty supported by trained care assistants, and all the staff receive continuous education and development.

The Brendoncare Philosophy states that:

In the 21st Century it is the right of older people to expect:

  • to live secure in the knowledge that, even in the event of illness, they will never have to move from the comfort of their friends or familiar surroundings to receive the care they need
  • to enjoy life among kindred spirits in an atmosphere of kindness and understanding
  • to be cared for with dignity and respect by people who appreciate their need for privacy, individuality and freedom of choice
  • to control their lives as much as possible.


Our Team
Lynne Hewitt
Lynne Hewitt
Registered Manager

Lynne's career in care began in 1997, initially in a nursing home.  She then worked for 16 years with adults with learning and physical disabilities.  Her work progressed into management and she became the Registered Manager of three care homes.

Lynne has said that deciding to work at Brendoncare has been the best decision she has made in her career. The job is challenging but the rewards are so worth it.

Sean Daly
Sean Daly
Deputy Manager

Sean began as a carer at Brendoncare before qualifying as a nurse and working in hospitals.  He returned to Brendoncare as Deputy Manager.

Sean is very happy with his work and feels very well supported by both his staff and central office.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,330.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,290.00
Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,520.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Hampshire
Region South East
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

Meals are provided from a central, well-equipped kitchen under the direction of the head chef. There is also a licensed restaurant where residents can entertain their families and friends.


We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

Brendoncare Alton enjoys close links with the local community of Alton and is supported by an activities team, as well as 20 volunteers.

Our wonderful volunteers help provide such things as:

  • Activities - arts and crafts, games, cards, flower arranging, reading, discussion groups, keep fit, the list is endless ...
  • Outings - day trips and excursions, shopping, sight seeing, cream teas, river trips ...
  • Drivers - car and minibus drivers enable us to give residents trips out and get members to and from their club meetings
  • Music - whether it is playing the piano, arranging a sing-along or listening to favourite tunes, music is a universal language

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Timetables
Activities sample 2020.pdf

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Music Entertainment, Painting, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.

Adams Way
Alton
Hampshire
GU34 2UU

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/cd7e55a9-bf41-4459-988e-d687fe482f0b
Report Published 24th October 2019
Registration Date 24th January 2011
Transport
Bus Stop nearby, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Pub, Restaurant, Shops.
Our Awards
Great British Care Awards, South East - Care Team Award finalist 2019 Great British Care Awards, South East - Care Team Award finalist 2019

Frequently asked questions about Brendoncare Alton

Brendoncare Alton was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in October 2019.
Brendoncare Alton provides Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Brendoncare Alton has 80 rooms.
Prices for Brendoncare Alton start from £1,330.00 per week.
Brendoncare Alton is owned by BrendonCare.
Yes. Brendoncare Alton does offer Residential care.
Yes. Brendoncare Alton does offer Respite care.
Yes. Brendoncare Alton does provide care for people with Dementia.
Brendoncare Alton comes under Hampshire.
Brendoncare Alton accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Lynne Hewitt is the manager of Brendoncare Alton.

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